book review: intimate death

I have been meaning to review this book for several weeks and never got round to it and then just forgot. But this article in today's Guardian provided a good prompt, and as I'm off work this week with labyrinthitis, I actually have time to think and write. A mixed blessing, to be sure, but a blessing nonetheless. When…

sermon: the lord is my shepherd

Here's the sermon I preached at High Mass this morning. Acts 2.42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-25; John 10.1-10 + In the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Last week I was down in the Sunday School with the children telling them the Godly Play story of the twelve apostles using a…

what not to wear

This morning while I was having my coffee and trying to summon enough energy to face the day, I watched the BBC2 programme Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes with Kirsty Wark which aired last night. It made for some pretty disturbing viewing. I don’t hear sexism and misogyny being spoken about much…