This week I received news which means I am likely to be moving up north to Sheffield from September. This has come in same week as celebrating the formal end of my grad scheme. It […]
nothing is wasted in nature or in love.
Some quick scribblings from a recent experience. Dedicated to Rachel Held Evans who showed me the beauty of broken unbelief. Let me hear it for a church built not on belief but on brokenness. belief […]
Warning: currently only in draft form, suggested revisions welcome. Not long ago, I read an article which suggested target-setting for net zero on the basis of pragmatism is inappropriate because, just like ending the slave […]
The financial crash of 2008 hit as I began secondary school, and I grew up under the policies of austerity which followed. To a large extent, there has been consensus across the political spectrum about […]
Roll back the stone.
At the centre of Christian faith is the memory of suffering. This is Holy Week, when Christians recall the last days of Jesus’s life, “in whose body was named all the violence of the world, […]
I remember doing my GCSEs and writing pat answers about the greenhouse effect. Little did I know that in my first year out of education I would see leading international climate lawyer Farhana Yamin, one […]
I have been thinking about Home ever since I got asked in the Praxis One course to complete the sentence ‘I want the story of my life to be the story of someone who….‘ The […]
I stand outside the barred church doors/ hammering with my fists/ while around me/ the world dies.
On Saturday I was part of another Extinction Rebellion action called ‘Blood of Our Children’. Outside Downing Street, we dressed in black, and protesters willing to get arrested symbolically poured fake blood to draw attention […]
Cone writes about the crucifixion as a first-century lynching, and about how black people facing the state-endorsed terrorism of lynching identified with Jesus; they, “found in the cross the spiritual power to resist the violence they so often suffered” (p22).