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I love fanstasy epic written for young people – well, some of it, and not the sci-fi stuff so much.  Looking at how they handle the big themes of good vs evil makes me look again at our Biblical epic … Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh and the existence of God

Today I was at the memorial service for Peggy Moore, the wonderful lay sponsor I had for my ordination.  She had been a hospital matron, and then renounced further promotion and became a district nurse.  Hers was a deep and somewhat quirky … Continue reading

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Summer School

A prayer today for the students starting Summer School in the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Theological Institute.  This year, they are starting with a retreat, which seems like a very good idea, before they get down to studying the ecumenical scene.  … Continue reading

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Once upon a time

Two BBC stories  – the Nativity by Tony Jordan, put out on BBC1 before Christmas, and the Archers at 60 when over half a century of village soap opera was celebrated in a dramatic double episode.  I got caught up in … Continue reading

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And now for a story

A week lurching from thing to disconnected thing – but with a thread of ‘stories’.  It started with meeting Methodists engaged in faith formation and encouragment and talking with them about how one story of growth is worth a whole … Continue reading

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