posted: 11 Jan 2016
Yesterday we were all awakened to the sad news that David Bowie had died. Over four million tweets flooded into Twitter acknowledging his contribution to music and art. His life and work had touched the lives of many including even the Archbishop of Canterbury. I mention his name because at the heart of a great deal of his work was a spirit of searching, a longing to find another world to which to belong. In a number of interviews Bowie acknowledged his search to know...
posted: 13 Feb 2015
I wonder if you noticed the coverage in the papers yesterday about the launch of the Churhes Mutual Credit Union. A number of the newspaper articles had headlines suggesting that the Churches involved in this new venture were taking on the Wonga's of this world. The truth is this project is a long way from moving into the same market as Wonga. Indeed Credit Unions operate under completely different finanicial rules. However it is a clear strategic move by the churches...
posted: 2 Jan 2015
May the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Protector and guardian of our hearts
Turn gently the handle of our lives today
For we are more fearful than we pretend
You who open the gate on each new year
Come and walk with us
Guide and protect us from all danger
Inspire us to think and understand in a new way
Teach us about the mystery of faith
Give to each of us the courage
To walk into the unknown
Believing you walk before us
Open our minds to think and...
posted: 19 Dec 2014
For the past few weeks I’ve been thinking that its time I started writing the blog again. So here goes with my first post leading up to Christmas.
On Wednesday I attended the funeral of Nancy Crawford. Nancy was my wife’s mother’s eldest sister. She died last week aged ninety-nine. If only she could have made her one-hundredth birthday!
I want to write a story about Nancy to encourage all of us to take seriously the promptings of God in our lives, especially when we...
posted: 20 Sep 2014
The voting is over. The people have spoken. The referendum question has been answered. However, the answer raises a much more important issue, not only for our politicians but for all who, in anyway, are concerned about the common good of the people of these islands.
The issue is, that we can no longer continue with business as usual, when so many of the electorate have voted to leave the union. Some who voted no, did so because they were promised that additional powers...