Taking a moment on my birthday to be grateful for the blessings in my life.
I've recently taken to writing poems when in meetings or lectures as a way of distracting the distractable part of my mind so I can focus. This was the result of one such occasion, a poem on Time as a gift.
Someone on Twitter asked me "What would you say is the music of the Bible?"
This is my response.
A poem of mine about poetry.
Some reflections on the amorality of robotic AI prompted by the various videos produced by Boston Dynamics of what their robots can now do.
Last night I was leading Evensong at St John’s College, Durham in the UK. The following is the prayer for the university during the intercessions — posted here for ease of sharing.
Lent has now begun.And it started for me, as it does for many Christians, by being marked with ash on my forehead in the sign of the cross. Memento Mori. Remember you are but dust, and to dust you shall return. It's a poignant reminder that over the centuries Lent has been a penitential time of …
Expanding on comments I've made about the 'Media Bubble',.
Symbols are everything. If you doubt that then think of the strength of feeling which is evooked by the American Flag — both positive and negative. Land of hope and freedom, or symbol of the armed forces occupying your land? How about the Swastika? Once a symbol of good fortune and the perpetual rise and fall of …
Sometimes something catches your imagination, it tugs on a thread and you have to give in to the temptation and allow some exploration. This happened last night when I reread Tennyson’s ‘The Eagle’. If you’re not following me on Twitter, then please do @SamuelSThorp