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 […]
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Today there was a press conference where the Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, presented a paper from the House of Bishops on Marriage and Same Sex Relations after the Shared Conversations, which will be discussed at the General Synod in February. This is the latest chapter in the on going discussions within the […]
A preaching workshop exercise led to this reflection from Mark 13.
“It may be that Christians, notwithstanding corporate worship, common prayer, and all their fellowship in service, may still be left to their loneliness. The final break-through to fellowship does not occur, because, though they have fellowship with one another as believers and as devout people, they do not have fellowship as the undevout, as sinners. […]
Starting a new season in life, here’s what’s going on!
Justin Welby and his Christ-defined idenity is an example to us all.
I recently had the opportunity to read Ian Paul’s Evangelical Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities, a grove booklet in the Leadership Series. I have reviewed it for Illuminate Magazine, the student publication for the London School of Theology – where I live, work and study. Check it out: The London School of Theology’s mission statement declares that […]
The General Synod of the Church of England meets this week. On Monday 15th February Archbishop Justin Welby used his presidential address to reflect on the outcome, and response to, of the Primates meeting earlier this year. I would love to spend time reflecting further on his response and offering some thoughts but sadly I […]