Dear friends, I am grateful for feedback. Last Wednesday’s letter earned me a gentle rebuke for suggesting that ‘love Island’ was the only alternative to the football. I do apologise. Especially as now it appears that ‘Location, Location, Location’ was
… it’s their duty to continue to interact with the public on matters such as equality, inclusivity and racial injustice, while using the power of their voices to help put debates on the table, raise awareness and educate …
The measure of friendship is how willing are we to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of those whom we would call our friends.
Dear Friends, It’s not often that a theological controversy finds its way into the headlines. But this last week we had reported that Roman Catholic Bishops in the United States were intending to deny President Joe Biden Communion on account
Rhetoric riddled with hyperbole gets us carried away with ourselves and before we know it, we find ourselves talking nonsense – illiterate, illogical, ill-timed – all of which conspires to disappoint, frustrate and anger one’s readers and hearers in equal measure. The truth is, nothing is ‘irreversible’, except for the passing of time.
Its not often that language more usually suited to the pulpit finds its way into general use. But this last week we’ve heard a lot about Redemption. All to do with the furore surrounding the discovery that Ollie Robinson, English Test Cricketer, had sent a string of racist and sexist tweets some nine years ago when he was ‘just’ eighteen. He was ‘made’ to apologise and is presently suspended …
One of the unsung heroes of history is the woman/man who invented the calendar, making it possible for us to pinpoint past events exactly, and to understand how they fit in with each other across the years. What we call a ‘timeline’. The banners that hang across the front of the church are in themselves a ‘timeline of sorts’
It was around 40 years ago that I first flew in an aeroplane. It was to Moscow. I went with a group of students as part of a ‘cultural exchange programme’. The other two places we visited were Minsk and Vilnius – today capitals in their own right – then the leading cities of their respective Soviet Socialist Republics. I mention this only because …
Dear Friends, Today I did something I had not done for a very long time. I enjoyed a cup of coffee sat down inside a coffee shop. I took no chances. I tucked myself away in a corner and kept
Dear Friends, For the second year running, as a result of the regulations imposed on us due to the Covid Pandemic, as a church we have been denied the opportunity to involve ourselves in CHRISTIAN AID week. I had been