Monthly Archives: January 2017

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Have I done enough?

Sermon on the Beatitudes Matt 4:1-12 So today we have the most famous bit of the Sermon on the Mount, and on the surface it’s all lovely. Blessed are the poor, blessed are the meek, blessed are the pure in … Continue reading

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Seriously and literally. The madness of Donald Trump

We were told, when Trunp won, that the Press took him literally and not seriously, and that his voters took him seriously but not literally. Trumpseems to be taking himself seriously and literally. It’s a devastating combination. It’s not my … Continue reading

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The old order. The C of E, LGBT, and holding on.

We’ve all known those churches. Old churches. Old not just in age but in feeling. The ones where the average age is about 70 or more, who feel they really ought to try and attract some young people. So what … Continue reading

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Taking Offence

The SEC has found itself, somewhat inexplicably to my mind, the centre of attention recently, because a section of the Quran was read out (chanted I think) at a service marking the feast of the Epiphany. The Provost, and the … Continue reading

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