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  • God's Footprints

    Two people were travelling through the desert.  One would stop to pray five times a day, spreading his prayer mat on the burning sand.  The two got on well together and one evening, the one who never prayed, after the...

  • The Benefits of Gratitude

    Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 The problem with the so-called tension between science and religion is that science and religion are usually engaged in quite different narratives, so in fact are not in competition with each...

  • God Forgives

    I love hearing accounts of faith experiences.  Sometimes they are formalised by the title “testimony”. Some are long stories, and some are moments of miracle. Some are truly extraordinary – so much so that the human in us says (even subconsciously) “Mmm...

  • Water in the Desert

    This week I have another psalm to reflect on. I love the psalms.  They are so authentic. They say it as it is!  And this the language of mission these days.  Young people look at faith when “it does what...

  • Morning Prayer - Soul Care

    This week sees the transition into the next academic year.  The freshers have arrived - students and their parents appeared on campus over six days, which resulted in a well organised start to a new semester. I have just been...

  • A New Day

    I love the mornings at this time of year. Early sun. The world getting up. And the University is coming back to life – some staff returning, all of us working in new ways, and looking ahead to the new...

  • Lifestyle Choices

    As we emerge from lockdown, however it has been for us, and contemplate the next few weeks, there is an important opportunity to reflect on our lifestyle. What has changed? What needs to change? What are the good things we...