Monthly Archives: April 2017

APCM Address 2017

Parents taking their children out of school during term time for holidays have been in the news recently, not least because of a court case. There are times when this is necessary, but every school I have been involved with … Continue reading

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Journey to a village named Hot Spring

The story of Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus, our gospel reading (Luke 24:13-35), is a wonderful but difficult story. Only Luke has this story, and no one seems to know where Emmaus is, just that it … Continue reading

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Living good news v fake news

‘Fake news’ and ‘false news’ has itself been a news item recently. Donald Trump hit on this as a way of arguing that photographs that clearly showed a sparse crowd at his inauguration back in January had been doctored and … Continue reading

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Journeying at a different pace

I don’t know if I am just being particularly aware of it this year, but a lot of people have wanted to hold meetings this week. And it is not just the secular world, which doesn’t hold much store by … Continue reading

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The Pillowman and the Passion

Just over a week ago I went to the Key Theatre to see Mask Theatre’s production of ‘The Pillowman’. The play is set in a totalitarian regime. The central characters are two brothers, under arrest in a police station, and … Continue reading

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Alphabetic Prayer

I recently looked at Psalm 145 and discovered that it is an alphabetic Psalm. I hadn’t realised this before, but each verse begins with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  So there are 22 verses – well there are … Continue reading

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If only

Well, what a feast that gospel reading provides! It is a wonderful story full of intimate love and grief, of anguish and questioning. Rather than split up the flow, the lectionary this morning gave us the entire story of the … Continue reading

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