Crunch!—-the sound of gears suddenly shifting. I recently offered my car to the Canon Musician to use on an errand only to discover he has never learned to drive stick shift. So, I am aware that my verbal allusion of “crunch” to the sound of gears grinding might be an unfamiliar sound for Americans, who it … More Let Your Life Speak
Maybe some are getting bored with my use of the image – being on the road – to describe the continual process of being in discipleship. This is literally a physical journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. It’s also a spiritual journey during which Jesus teaches the disciples about the meaning of being his followers. What … More The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?
Tomorrow will be the first Sunday in just over two months that I am not preaching. I am enjoying the freedom to roam a little more widely in this blog entry. Stewardship At Trinity Cathedral a number of themes come together for us on Sunday 11th November. For us it is another Sunday in our … More Of Widows and Veterans
I am not a fan of the science of the gaps. By this I refer to that 20th Century idea that mystery and belief are simply waiting for scientific explanation. Science and faith are different discourses and not directly equatable. However, it i s interesting from a faith perspective to look at what advances in … More Neuroscience, the universe and the soul
Observing the fervent celebrations of Halloween, an anthropologist studying American culture might add a line in a learned paper which reads: The eve of All Saints and All Souls remains one of the great folk religious customs that unifies the otherwise fractious and quarrelsome North Americans. Since last Wednesday evening we have been living through a series … More So Great a Cloud of Witnesses