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The following, very quick summary, is based on material delivered last week in a variety of contexts.  First, to a group of school chaplains, then the day after to a group of curates, then, the day after that to a group of street pastors.  It is not a case of having nothing else to say......
This has been (and still is) a bit of a journey.  An incredibly frustrating one!  I would think that a load of people who have been in the Church for most of their lives (44 years and counting) might have heard the odd story / illustration more than once from different people – you know, the kind of......
Considering this debate was  titled, “Christianity at the Crossroads”, there wasn’t nearly enough about the cross.  Apologies if I ramble, or don’t give due credit to different statements or full arguments – as a listener, this is what struck me about the debate and what was (and wasn’t) said. I borrowed the next two paragraphs......
Worship – it is what we are made for.  Saint Augustine says, from “The Confessions”; “And so we men, who are a due part of your creation, long to praise you – we also carry our mortality about with us, carry the evidence of our sin and with it the proof that you thwart the......
Yesterday afternoon I was in a meeting.  The meeting was not a church meeting, or a christian meeting.  I was there as someone from the “voluntary sector” to engage with the local authority around the changes being introduced to enable services for children and young people to be more effective. I was sort of listening,......
Watched “Sophia The First” yesterday with my daughters.  I have to say – well done Disney!  The story is about a little girl learning about being a princess (and, having two of my own, I am interested) – Sophia believes she can be and do anything, despite the expectations of some of the other characters......
Well, this is a really brief post – just to share something we did yesterday at Franklands Village Family Worship (during the coffee break at the training I am at today!) Rather than actual flowers, we gave out to all the women present origami flowers. Something different and something we had made an sown thing......
In ministry, and in life, it can be hard work sifting through the  dross, finding the intelligent, quality comment from the inane cliche . . . or christian soundbite.  Books (even Christian ones) can be like this, which is why I am doing this list.  This next book is not a Christian Ministry book, but......