a day at the farm

A few photos from a morning spent with the Nassars at Tent of Nations. Please, please do click through the website. You won't be sorry. Daoud and Daher are amazing people. And Tent of Nations feels like a little piece of heaven (though surrounded by settlements), a hippie commune (though without annoying hippies), and a…

beyond survival

This is a land of complexity and complication and conflict. I knew that when I accepted this position. Ministry is not easy work. It is filled with emotional and spiritual highs and lows. Those in ministry┬ámeet and accompany people through all that life brings (or doesn't bring). I've known that and experienced that since I…

burns supper

When I entered the ministry, I quickly learned three interrelated lessons: Priesthood involves a lot of acting, particularly acting confident when one feels anything but. Expect the unexpected. And be prepared. One will often be asked to do things which are far, far beyond one's comfort zone. Get over it. Humiliation is part of the…

the weight of history

Apologies for the recent silence on here. All my words at the moment are going other places: sermons, reports, articles, a Burns Night reply... I am doing a lot of writing at the moment, but I'm also trying to fit it in between a million other things. Life is busy. Good. But busy. I find…