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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The Crossway

Friday 15 March 2019

I have just finished reading The Crossway by Guy Stagg. It is a deeply personal account of a 5550-kilometre pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem via Rome, which took Stagg 10 months to complete.

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When the statistics are right

Friday 8 March 2019

Our main headline from the Connection is that we are very busy indeed. I expect you’ve noticed the number of people in a desperate situation around the Church, around central London and beyond.

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We live in a world of stories

Friday 1 March 2019

History is tricky. I don’t mean the memorizing dates and remembering ‘important’ people kind of history that many of us learned in school.

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Staying connected

Friday 22 February 2019

In the whole of February I will only have spent two nights in the UK. I am neither proud, nor entirely happy about that, but it is what it is.

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