Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sunday is not a day of rest

File this under “pointless gripe number 7263”  I often hear clergy and others doing their “Day of rest! Ha!” thing about Sunday.  There has been a long history of the idea of Sunday being kept as the Sabbath. It was … Continue reading

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WHO WAS BARABBAS

 I wrote this as part of a three hours ages ago. A facebook conversation, about Christian appropriation of Sedar meals brought it to mind, so here it is. It deals with that afwul passage of Matthew’s Gospel which has been … Continue reading

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SIN – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.

I was reading the blog of a friend of mine (who blogs far better than I – do subscribe – http://justluckie.typepad.com/justluckie/ In his blog today, he described the uneasy relationship we often have with sin. Here are some selected highlights, … Continue reading

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Fear no more the heat o’the sun. John Shirley-Quirk RIP

Fear no more the heat o’the sun. John Shirley-Quirk RIP.

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Fear no more the heat o’the sun. John Shirley-Quirk RIP

John Shirley-Quirk has died. The news thudded into my chest, for some reason. It was a shock that I was shocked. I had almost forgotten about him. But he was the singer of my childhood, a name of legend to … Continue reading

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MY NIGHT WITH ANNE WIDDICOMBE

I caught some of ABofC Justin Welby’s interview on the radio this morning – in particular the bit where Anne Widdicombe asked him about gay marriage. It puts me in mind of a time about fifteen years ago or more … Continue reading

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Jesus’ passion – a study in mental ill health.

Jesus’ passion – a study in mental ill health..

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Jesus’ passion – a study in mental ill health.

Obviously this is the time of year when a priest’s thoughts turn to passion. Not that sort. I’ve been re-reading the gospel passion stories, of the last days of Jesus’ life, and I ended up reading almost all of each … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage – re-drawing the line in the sand.

I got the chance to watch the second episode of Rev today, and it got me thinking. What would I do, if presented with the issue that Adam Smallbone did, that of being asked to marry two gay friends in … Continue reading

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