to tweet or not to tweet

There is an article by Paul Vallely in the most recent Church Times about whether it’s bad manners to Tweet during a church service. It sparked quite an interesting discussion on my Facebook page, and I found myself wanting to say more about it than is really appropriate in the comments there, so I thought I would…

double, double toil and trouble

A couple of weeks ago I went to see the exhibition 'Witches and Wicked Bodies' at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It was fantastic: disturbing, thought-provoking and heartbreaking. In much of the art - ranging from the 16th century to today - the female form was either seductively beautiful or horrifically ugly. In…

sermon: for all the saints

Here is the sermon I preached today, All Saints Day. Revelation 7.9-17; Psalm 34; 1 John 3.1-3; Matthew 5.1-12 + In the name of God: Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier. When I was a child, growing up in the Episcopal Church in the States, on All Saints Day, we would celebrate, as we do here, with a…