Robb asked me to contribute to his blog because a lot of his recent writings about identy are the culmination of years of conversations we have had together. I remember as a teenager starting to read ‘The Imitation of Christ’ by the Christian mystic Thomas á Kempis, and giving up after about 4 pages due
Part three of my musings on identity. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10 I am not a cradle Christian. I’ve been a follower of the way for a little over 15 years since I arrived at university.
When I was younger there was a church I used to walk past every day in the center of town. It was called St Thomas’ Church. And as a small boy what an impressive place it was. There were huge vertical lines that were accentuated by the spacing of ornately carved pillars. Each window consisted
Earlier this year our Parochial Church Council decided to back the IF Campaign. Members of the congregation brought it to the wider church because they believed it is something we should be doing to make our voices heard. This is something people at Holy Nativity care about passionately . As a community we read the
For the first six weeks of my new role in North Halifax I’ve sounded a bit like a cracked record. As we celebrate the incarnation, we’ve been talking about the incarnate God who steps into the world to bring transformation. The words of Mary in the Magnificat set out the stall for a kingdom where
This Ted Talk came from Carole reminding me of a blog I wrote for the Big Bible site about Theological Ghettos. The way the internet works at the moment disturbs me as it edits out the things it believes I don’t want to see. Google shows me what I want to see. An algorithm decides what my world
I came across this video whilst I was sorting out tomorrow’s service. I think it is quite interesting following the discussion I kick started at the Big Bible Blog.
I spotted this guy outside Covent Garden begging/busking. He’s found a traffic cone and he is playing all of the Christmas Classics on it. He was very good. Of course this photo doesn’t exist because we don’t have any poor people in the UK.