Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Silence and history

I went to one of the Gifford Lectures yesterday, given by Diarmaid McCulloch on ‘The silences of fear and shame’. If you’ve missed them so far, you can see videos of them posted on the site.  What McCulloch was talking … Continue reading

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Doves and serpents

Well, the Spirit moved at Pentecost among us.  We re-launched our ‘Casting the Net’ mission review initiative, and I realised as I was preaching that it might, actually, involve changes that I cannot envisage and have not initiated myself.  As … Continue reading

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Here I am

I’m off on Monday to a ‘Bishops’ Advisory Panel’ in Ely as an ‘Educational Adviser’.  Anglican candidates for the ordained ministry in England and Scotland have a pretty rigorous selection procedure that can take years.  And the ‘selection’ is for … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions

I’ve been reflecting on some decisions I’ve taken recently, and trying to work out how I took them.  I’m the sort of person who swithers a bit (good Scots word  – maybe from a Norwegian root – meaning ‘to be … Continue reading

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