Five Short Words
(Looking For The Space) Where Imagination And Reality Meet
We’ve just watched the service of reflection for Queen Elizabeth II. Much to comment on in appreciation of a beautiful service. Here is an example … an anthem sung by the choir – here are the words. Almighty God,whose faithfulness is like the mountainsand whose mercy like the rainwhose wisdom ordained that the lines should… Continue reading A Service In Llandaff Cathedral
The walk Last Saturday, 10th September 2022, I went on my usual morning walk in the park, which is just five minutes from our house. There was to have been an event in the park today supporting the local Pride celebrations. Like many other things this weekend, it’s been postponed because of the death of… Continue reading A Walk In The Park
I read this today in the most recent issue of ‘Mojo’ magazine. It comes from an interview with musician and producer T Bone Burnett, where he speaks of an aspect of the role of artists. It is something to do with looking at our world through a particular set of lenses and reflecting that back… Continue reading People Sitting Around For Safety
So today I wanted to try out an app I hadn’t come across before – Pray As You Go. I have been using Lection 365 for a while and wanted to see what else is out there. Pray As You Go seems to be Ignatian in style, inviting you to imagine being in the situation… Continue reading New Wine In Old Wineskins ?
I came across Street Wisdom a few years ago. We read about it online and decided to have a go. This was in a church context one Sunday morning in the school holidays, when we tended to try something different each week. Ever since then, I’ve been meaning to find out more about it, hopefully… Continue reading Learning Wisdom From The Street
Continuing thoughts on the prophet Jeremiah. In chapter 43, Jeremiah has arrived in Egypt – against his wishes. He had, over a long period, distanced himself from the ruling elite in Jerusalem and preached a message of God’s judgment against Israel. He had urged the leaders to stay in Jerusalem; God would have a future… Continue reading Daring, Imaginative, Faithful And Challenging
This morning, I cut my hair and tidied up my beard. The words of a song came into my head, so I went to my wife and said: I almost cut my hairIt happened just the other dayIt was gettin’ kinda longI could-a said, it was in my wayBut I didn’t and I wonder whyI… Continue reading I Almost Cut My Hair
My brain hurts!I’m reading in Jeremiah … a short passage today (Jeremiah 43:1-7), raises some interesting and challenging questions. Let me first summarise what’s happening and then think about the intent of those who wrote the text. I guess this is all about how we view scripture and how it comes to us. Basically this… Continue reading We Step Outside The Text
I just read a post from Huw Thomas. It reminded me that today is Nakba Day. The day when Palestinians remember the forced removal in 1948 of their families from their ancestral homes. This is not just a past event, but an ongoing horror story where Palestinians are routinely abused and refused; victimized and minimized;… Continue reading Today It Is Nakba Day
Another month, another song. Sometime last year, I heard a talk by theologian Ched Myers. He lives in Northern California, near the coast, and was talking about the way that biodiversity in his area has been affected by loss of water. Further upstream, industry is taking so much water off the river that the river… Continue reading See How The Water Flows
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