George Herbert

Friday 2 March 2018

Looking through the poetry of the priest George Herbert is time well-spent. I was encouraged to revisit his work after we remembered him in Morning Prayer on the 27th of February, marking his death in 1633.

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Abiding: What we need is here

Friday 23 February 2018

In ‘Abiding’, Ben Quash uses the example of Damiel leaving the certainty and the knowledge of eternity to live in the flux and flow of life, in order to explore the Biblical sense that ‘to abide we must journey; to have truth and life (to have true life) we must be always underway.’

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A lexicon for Lent

Friday 16 February 2018

Lent; Tempt; Disciple; Discipline; Congregational giving; Generosity.

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Don’t Give Up

Friday 9 February 2018

In a curious coincidence Ash Wednesday this year coincides with Valentines Day. The message is clear enough. You might want to give something up but on no account should you give up love.

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The Wideness of God’s Mercy

Friday 2 February 2018

This week I was part of two services of thanksgiving for two people who had died. I did not know either of them though I felt I knew them after.

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Being With

Friday 26 January 2018

A few months ago I was at a theology group where the question was raised: “How can we be with our international neighbours?” Sam talked about “presence” being the first mark of being with so for most of us being with our international neighbour is not an option.

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Christian Unity

Friday 19 January 2018

January 18-25 marks the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The week began in 1908 among an Anglo-Catholic strand of the Episcopal Church in New York State. The founders wanted to extend the notion of atonement from reconciliation with God to reconciliation of the churches.

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Tall Tales

Friday 12 January 2018

The difference between fact and fiction is a hot topic at the moment […] we are constantly bombarded with claim and counter claim about what is the truth and what is fake.

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Epiphany: Finding God

Friday 5 January 2018

I wonder what brought you to London. Many years ago I came to London hoping to find a satisfying job and seeking a life partner. The day after I arrived, I travelled on the tube to the centre of town, and emerged onto the street. And there was Her Majesty the Queen…

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