What a welcome!

Friday 17 May 2019

Fiona and I have been bowled over by how kind and thoughtful everyone has been to us in our first couple of weeks here.

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The Community of the Resurrection

Friday 10 May 2019

I’ve always found the Sundays after Easter tricky.

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Cast the net on the right side

Friday 3 May 2019

Today I saw a map of the West Bank – a patchwork of Palestinian communities fractured by Israeli settlements, connecting roads forbidden with the threat of being shot.

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A Different Normal

Monday 29 April 2019

The eggs have been hunted, the Lenten abstinences have been joyfully left behind, the Easter feast has been celebrated and schools have started again.

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Don’t cling on

Thursday 18 April 2019

I recently went to Israel and Palestine, to listen to people’s stories of reconciliation and to visit ancient sites.

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Reversed Expectations

Friday 12 April 2019

I began my first Palm Sunday sermon from the back of the church and not, as expected, in the pulpit. That was intended as an illustration of the reality that Jesus, through his life and teaching, turned our understanding of life upside down.

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Down, down, deeper and down

Friday 5 April 2019

From our Vicar, Sam, I learned the phrase ‘going to the bottom of the pond’. It means that kind of deep conversation with a good friend that helps you delve deeply and safely into all the murky bits that are troubling your life.

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Confessions in Lent

Friday 29 March 2019

This year we have been studying the Confessions of Saint Augustine as the basis of our Lent Course. We decided it would be interesting to look at a text which has been one of the most influential and translated books in the Christian Church.

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Beyond Brexit

Friday 22 March 2019

At Epiphany I began my new job as Chief Operating Officer for the Church of England Diocese in Europe. By Easter I will be just over 100 days in.

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