Monthly Archives: October 2015

Journeying together: sometimes with canines, sometimes not

Walking with different partners now. Samwise and Ted are the new team. Pippin and Frodo were great. I miss them. They understood me more than I knew, and there was a sense that we had journeyed together. I enjoy walking … Continue reading

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Memories of home: are they simply shadows in the mist?

She saw a cat that was not there. I agreed that it was beautiful and asked her its name. Mum, like many others, slips in and out of lucidity. Sometimes memories are fuzzy. She can remember my Gran vividly at … Continue reading

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An interesting reflection on baptism

Yesterday, I posed the question should we always baptise? I began by saying as a loyal priest within the Church in Wales I never turned people away. One of the comments made was by someone is becoming a very good … Continue reading

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Jester: speaking truth to power

Many moons ago, I wrote a piece whilst training for ordination called Vulnerable Foolishness. It was 20000 words long. I was not doing any course. The Queen’s Foundation were very enlightened and allowed me not to pursue an academic qualification, … Continue reading

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should we always baptise?

I am a loyal priest within the Church in Wales and have never refused baptism. I have done my best to prepare people well, and sometimes that preparation has gone well, and others it has been a real struggle. There … Continue reading

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Moving (not what you think)

I think about 18 months after a move is a good time to begin to reflect on what has happened. It is particularly appropriate as this week I have missed Bartley Green in Birmingham as they have celebrated the life … Continue reading

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I am (quite possibly) an Evangelist

I am (quite possibly) an Evangelist. That in and of itself seems to be a difficult thing to say both within the church and outside today. I have in my time done street preaching: London, Rotherham, and Newcastle to name … Continue reading

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