Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why Scotland has no female Bishops.

Last week, there have followed two more women appointed into the roles of Bishops in the church of England. Following Libby Lane’s appointment as Suffrogan of Stockport, Alison White has been selected to be the Suffrogan of Hull, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Everyone’s in opposition. The problem with politics.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there aren’t actually any political parties in power at the moment. Labour are in opposition, so are the SNP, the Greens, Ukip, Lib Dems and Tories. I know the Lib Dems are in … Continue reading

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“I will be obedient to the disciplines of the church” What is Libby Lane not saying?

There was a very curious exchange in the Guardian article about Libby Lane, the first women Bishop in the church of England. The article is here: http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2015/mar/21/first-woman-bishop-libby-lane-interview In it, she is asked what seems to be an innocuous question. “would … Continue reading

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What we need is more over-privileged white men of the people. Farage and Clarkson.

I am a white, educated middle-aged man. It would be nice to think that everything I have done is through my own endeavour, but the  crushing reality is, through no fault of my own,(and often without me ever realising it)  … Continue reading

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Behold I do a new thing. Pip watches telly.

One of the things I’ve been doing for Lent is to listen to, or watch, or read something I would not normally listen to, watch or read. I thought it might be interesting, and bearing in mind my other Lenten … Continue reading

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Two motions, both alike in dignity. What happened in the Glasgow and Edinburgh Synods.

Two motions, both alike in dignity. What happened in the Glasgow and Edinburgh Synods. Glasgow and Edinburgh had similar motions put through their Synods on Saturday. They are similarly worded, but have significant differences. The Edinburgh Synod motion was this: … Continue reading

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Sermon

I reckon the only way of me keeping regular with my blog is if I post the occasional sermon. So here’s this one from Sunday. The readings were the Overturning of the tables in the Temple, and that thumping great … Continue reading

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