I am the Living Bread

Friday 10 August 2018

How often have you heard about the importance of a work-life balance? I’m always tempted to point out that I’m very much alive at work.

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The Bread of Life

Friday 3 August 2018

Why do we celebrate the Eucharist? Perhaps we do it because it was handed on to us, just as Paul handed it on to the Corinthians? Perhaps we do it because Christians all over the world have done it every week, even every day, for most of the church’s history? Perhaps we do it because the Lord commanded us?

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The gifts we have

Friday 27 July 2018

Thinking about today’s gospel passage reminded me that God wants us to use the gifts we have.

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You (plural)

Friday 20 July 2018

When I read the words, ‘I am the vine, you are the branches’, I usually start to think about how I myself connect to the vine. Later on, Jesus says, ‘just as the father has loved me, so have I loved you’- and I feel comforted by those words.

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Healing and Wholeness

Friday 13 July 2018

This weekend, Ali Lyon and I are leading a session at the Parish Away Day entitled ‘Healing, Wholeness and Holiness: many branches: one vine?’

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I wish we’d all been ready

Friday 6 July 2018

My dad’s death at only 73 was very sudden. In a warm condolence letter, one of his medical colleagues reflected on the countless deaths he’d witnessed and admitted that he still couldn’t say which type of death and associated grief he would choose.

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In(ter)dependence Day

Friday 29 June 2018

Wednesday is US Independence Day, celebrated with barbecues, (cold) beer, fireworks and Thomas Jefferson’s stirring words about ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’

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The Goal

Friday 22 June 2018

It’s always a tense experience watching England play football. This year everyone has tried to play down the hype and stress the unity and youth of the team and a realistic optimism. But you can still sense the readiness for national soul searching and despair just beneath the surface should they fail.

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A Quiet Conversation

Friday 15 June 2018

Like much of the country, I have been transfixed by the opening stages of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. I was struck by one report in particular last week – an account by a BBC journalist of an impromptu encounter between an unnamed victim of the fire and the inquiry’s chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick.

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