Category Archives: Discipleship

Advent …. 1.Great Expectations

Advent !… I love Advent … yet I have already succumbed to the rush of the Christmas , the consumerism , the general mayhem of chaos, struggling to put the Christ into Christmas. I started Advent with conducting a quiet day for people who needed to stop, reflect and wait for the meaning of Christmas… …

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Straddling the sacred and the secular

We are living in a world absolutely transparent, and God is shining through all the time’ Thomas Merton   I love this quote from Thomas Merton…the thought of God’s piercing light radiating in our world … shining in places and people, where hurt and fear prevail. Straddling the spiritual and the physical realm can be a …

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St Ignatius…. The Examen

I find ‘Spiritual Direction’ vital to my ministry, indeed I feel that anyone who is serious about their relationship with God, should have the opportunity to reflect, and ponder how to deepen it with a Spiritual companion/accompanist /director (depending on which word your feel most comfortable to use). Many years ago I used Ignatian Spirituality …

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Holiness

‘Holiness’ cannot be defined and can never be adequately described, as holiness means that God is present. In exploring the meaning of ‘holiness’ we are not only searching for God, but also the meaning and value of our lives. In coming to know God, we find ourselves, because it is in God that we live and …

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Walking on the edge

Every year, ministers in the United Reformed Church attend a Spring/ Summer school. This year is an opportunity to consider with colleagues what is means to be part of the ‘Leadership team’ in URC churches in the 21st century. . The speaker‘s opening words caught my attention, ‘Leadership ..  is a risky place to be …

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Life is like music

I love the thought of the created world living in harmony with each other … yet at times we want to go it alone. As Passion Week approaches, the crowds are rich in song and praise, yet all too quickly Jesus will be alone. When life is joyous and fulfilled, it is as though we …

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The ‘scent’ of Love

    My favourite perfume is Green Tea, by Elizabeth Arden … Not that I ever wear it a great deal, apart from special occasions, however I also love to have aromatherapy burning in the house. I adore the many scents and fragrances and often will mix them up and see what will develop. Although …

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Epiphany.. Wisdom v Common Sense

There is a story in Thailand,… a king gave a poor man a gift of a white elephants, the elephants could not be disposed of , they could not work and were very expensive to keep . The recipient of the elephant and everyone in the village knew that the gift was dangerous and useless. …

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Advent .. lets de-clutter !!

As Christmas approaches, the shops are full of toys and gadgets to buy and food supermarkets are stacked to overflowing … and many buy one get one free offers abound. However as Christians, this causes a dilemma. We want to celebrate the birth of  Jesus, and not to loose heart or loose the true meaning of what the …

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Hymns for the real world

New words to familiar hymn tunes written by Ruth Dillon

God and Retinitis Pigmentosa

'A flickering light is dimming', A Theological reflection to expectant sight loss

The Cooking Cleric

A food and drink blog from a clergyman in south west Surrey

Honest about my faith

How the Christian faith makes a difference in my life.

Talks2Children

Children's Ministry Ideas...

Faith Formation Journeys

Let us walk with you on the journey of faith. Whether your feet are big or small, fresh or worn, running or crawling, God's love goes with you and you stand on holy ground.

My Journey of Faith

Spouse, dad, Episcopal priest, teacher, coach, and flight instructor. I am seeking God's presence in all folks I encounter.

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Use words if necessary

Spirlaw

living faith in the secular world

Godspace

spirituality, sustainability, hospitality and community

an inquiring and discerning heart

a gift of joy and wonder in all god's works

The Fat Pastor

Love God. Live Well. Do Good.

Random Ramblings

Sometimes my mind wanders ...

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