It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view.The Kingdom is not only beyond our efforts,it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of themagnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete,which is another way of saying that the Kingdom always … Continue reading Prophets of a future not our own
Bad poetry seems to be the order of the week friends (sorry). A continuing theme of the last few years has been realising life's indeterminacy and navigating personal disappointments - both my own and those of friends'. At the end of my year in London I had to write a reflective essay, in which I … Continue reading they didn’t tell me about the grey
...you'll keep getting what you're getting"
I remember a friend back in sixth form declaring to a chorus of outrage that she didn't get why Malala was getting so much attention - she had just managed to do the right thing at the right time. I understood the sentiment - I was just that much more ashamed to admit to it. … Continue reading Opinion: seeing the Greta tweets differently
I stand outside the barred church doors/ hammering with my fists/ while around me/ the world dies.
The puzzle of 7.7 billion brake pedals and 7.7 billion accelerator pedals - anyone got any answers?
How often do we pursue change because what we actually seek is power?
This week I have enjoyed the autumn light as I cycle back from work, had the joy of seeing Siân in Coventry, and have been trying to find my feet in the midst of change. This week I have been thinking about... ....identity, and the needs we have to be connected/respected/protected. That our identity is … Continue reading This week in thoughts
I am now a Londoner. Of sorts ( - the week-old kind). I already feel at home thanks to lodging in a house where there are lots of people drifting in and out, and where post has been arriving from friends to welcome me. I've been similarly blessed by a wonderful welcome from the other … Continue reading Simple, not easy
On living in season, changing, goodbyes, and the end of relationships.
Christianity is all about life and death. It is the way to life and the victory over death.And so it is that I have put here some photos of my 'ordinary', of my day by day, through which I find and see the extraordinary: the way to life and the victory over death.