Well I start my sabbatical on Sunday afternoon. I must say that I am very much looking forward to it.
In the first part of our Leaders Away Day last Saturday we looked at what different ministries and congregations were. What I have begun to realise is that if we don’t have a clear common understanding of what we expect from a ministry or congregation then it is very easy to be pulling in differing […]
The great event that so often we associate with Maundy Thursday is the washing of the disciples feet by Jesus which I meditated on last year. This year I am following the Gospel lectionary readings and today we see Jesus before Pilate and Herod (Luke 23:1-25).
When should we speak and when should we not? What part does our own preservation play in what we say and do? How should we treat those on the receiving end of our anger or frustration?
There is always so much in each of the daily reading. Today’s reading is Luke 22: 24-53. It is a fascinating reading given the loss of prestige and the loss of status in the past few decades for the church.
There has been an enormous amount of excitement on the media and twitter about the new pope. Unsurprising when you think that there are some 1.2 billion Catholics in the world (there or there about).
There has been a great deal of fury over the decision of the General Synod of the Church of England to not ratify legislation to appoint women as bishops.
It was a bad day yesterday for the Church of England. There hasn’t quite been a Thomas a Beckett style murder in the Cathedral but it has been a disastrous own goal for the Church of England. Indeed it was an unforced error. No-one from outside made the Church do this.