Category Archives: leadership

Dangerous insects

I happened to acquire a copy of C.S. Lewis’ Surprised by Joy at the weekend.  Yes, I know I should have read it ages ago, but I find him hard-going, apart from the Narnia novels (and sometimes those are a … Continue reading

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good job done

The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church voted decisively yesterday not to adopt the Anglican Covenant.  The debate has been going on so long that it was almost a surprise that the time had come for a decision – it … Continue reading

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It’s been a while

I’ve not added a post to this blog for months.  I got to a point where there was just too much to process, and then it’s hard to begin again.  And I also was considering including a blog on vocation … Continue reading

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Judge or king?

I guess we’ll only know how significant the ‘Arab Spring’ is in retrospect.  It may be the definitive move away from (somtimes religious) totalitarian rule or it may be just an opening for another form of domination, maybe by (other) … 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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The King’s archbishop

The main story is great:  how someone comes to terms with a harsh childhood and fear of destiny (in the King’s Speech, of course).  The Duke of York/George VI faces his stammer bravely and wins through to a continuous speech … Continue reading

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I saw ‘Made in Dagenham’ last night – a ‘feel-good’ film about female machinists at the Ford Dagenham car plant striking in 1968 for equal pay.  It was great to wallow in 1960s nostalgia, and to cheer at the end, … Continue reading

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