Being ‘normal’

Friday 31 August 2018

At this time of year, my inner ‘Victor Meldrew’ is most likely to surface. It usually happens in response to someone saying ‘holidays are over now’ or ‘it’s the start of a new term’.

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Living Bread and Living Water

Thursday 23 August 2018

John’s Gospel Chapter 6 talks about the living bread and water we need for our Spiritual life. Jesus is our resource and when we come to him, we need never feel hunger or thirst no matter what we face in our lives on earth.

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Your Passion

Friday 17 August 2018

When I was at an American university, each year the head of undergraduate studies would give the same address to the entering class: ‘find your passion.’ It gave the impression the faculty offered a beauty parade and the students surveyed the catwalk and eventually decided – ‘That’s the one for me.’

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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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