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  • Embracing Difference - Six Principles

    I am preparing to help facilitate a consultation, to progress a dialogue of care between people who have a different view on things. As a chaplaincy this is important. Chaplains operate alongside people outside church – using the word “church”...

  • Breakfast in Bed?

    This morning whilst touching base with my fans on Facebook (joke!) an advert popped up. It was an advert exhorting me to order “McDonald’s Breakfast In Bed”. I must admit that just for a brief moment I was enticed. Then...

  • Easter Season: Journeying with Peter and the Disciples III

    …and the excitement has continued! Jesus has been popping up here and there, meeting and encouraging. The disciples must have had a sense of renewed hope, though still uncertainty. Where were they going to go next? Where would he send...

  • Easter week: Journeying with Peter and the Disciples II

    Well, what a week! We’re back with the disciples after one of the most amazing weeks of their lives… In the middle of the night last Thursday we had seen Jesus betrayed by Judas. Never did quite click with him...

  • Passion Week: Journeying with Peter and the Disciples I

    This is the first of three blogs to help us as we go through this season of Good Friday and Easter. This week reminds us again of the story for our salvation. Easter Day on its own – certainly a...

  • Looking in the Mirror

    I have not had a haircut since last November and so my hair is really rather wild and unruly. So much so that recently as I was taking my prescribed essential daily perambulation I caught sight of a wild looking...

  • Forgiveness isn't easy

    "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. When you fast, do not look...

  • We are Translations

    Anyone who has ever travelled or learned a language knows that translating something from one language to another is not always straightforward; sometimes leading to humour, misunderstanding, or possibly even a new insight as unfamiliar words force us to think...

  • Lord, to whom shall we go?

    "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." So said Peter, to Jesus, after the disciples had listened to a tense discussion between Jesus and other Jews - onlookers, critics and aspiring disciples. Peter’s conclusion...

  • Three Paradoxes Resolved by Love

    This week I’d like to think a bit about the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee.  This parable is read in many churches around the beginning of Lent.  It’s a great parable and I think it puts before us...