Monthly Archives: December 2014

What we should all be like tomorrow morning.

I feel that any new year should be entered into in the spirit of enthusiasm, optimism, and the unrealistic expectation of an extraordinary amount of sheer dumb luck. And who better to set us off on that journey than Bertie … Continue reading

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A bit of an eventful year. What I’ve learned.

I thought I’d do one of those “looking back with wisdom on the events of…” posts. I believe they’re normally terribly reflective and insightful. Ah well. In some ways this last year has been hugely eventful. This time last year, … Continue reading

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Sermon for Christmas night.

Well, the season of Good will is here again. And once again everyone looks beautiful in candlelight. Every family will have their own rituals, for my family the traditional things of present-opening, champagne drinking, over-eating, arguing, snoring. And that’s before … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

Here’s my thought for the day from Radio Scotland, for Christmas Eve. Looking at it, it shares the thoughts of my previous blog post, but I’m sure that doesn’t count as plagarism. There’s always a little adventure in going to … Continue reading

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It always happens at CHristmas

I’ve been a priest for eleven years now, and every year since my curacy, there has been A Thing at Christmas. I don’t mean the Christmas things, there’s always carols and beauty and mince pies and jolity and Hark the … Continue reading

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The martyrdom complex – why liberals don’t say what they mean.

For obvious reasons I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the issue of gay marriage and the church, and really that’s just a starting point for any number of thoughts. To a certain extent, the church feels as though it … Continue reading

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I never realised – what it feels like to be gay.

I’ve been speaking a great deal with gay friends recently, partly as a result of the cascade conversations which our churches have been putting on, and partly in the last few days following the deeply disappointing Guidence to clergy email … Continue reading

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When you weren’t allowed to marry your cousin.

Remember when cousins were not allowed to get married? It wasn’t many years ago that cousins weren’t allowed to get married. In some places in America this is still the case. Legally cousins are now allowed to get married. Most … Continue reading

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