Tag Archives: Christ

God is with the suffering

God is with the outsider. For a long time, gods were emblems of tribes and groups – totems who represented strengths and fears of a community; in wartime they provided a common figurehead to fight under, and in peacetime they … Continue reading

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Been a long time…

It has been a long time since the last post. That title, by the way, is a quotation from the immortal song, ‘Little Donkey’! Soon the vicar in charge of this parish where I am training, will be leaving for … Continue reading

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Postmaterialistic or still just ‘Pre-responsible’

Sorry about the tangled title. I’ve had a quiet day today and been catching up on my reading, so it’s a couple of copies of the Church Times, the latest New Scientist, and a theology book by Graham Ward that … Continue reading

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Gladness and Presence

I have been trying to work myself up to post something here ever since my ordination to the priesthood on Saturday… oh… by the way. I am so glad. I can’t get across in type quite how glad, but I … Continue reading

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God the gardener

‘You will bring them in and plant them O Lord, in the sanctuary which your hands have established.’ God the gardener… In the books of the Hebrew Scriptures God is often referred to in terms of a gardener, establishing his … Continue reading

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Mercy and Truth are met together, Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other

The title is one of my absolutely favourite lines from the Psalms -Psalm 85 verse 10. I love it: ‘Mercy and Truth are met together, Righteousness and Peace have kissed each other’… There is so much wisdom condensed into this … Continue reading

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‘One man’s meat is another man’s poison’…

The Lord’s prayer is the international, multicultural, interdenominational prayer that links all Christians… The prayer that Jesus taught to his disciples: In it we ask God to :’Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us‘. But … Continue reading

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