a line of peace

I spent much of Lent back in the UK, on a period of extended leave for some much needed rest and reflection. And so, arriving back just in time for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, I have felt out of sync with the liturgical year. Holy Week has caught me by surprise. But then as…

all that divides us

Two weeks ago, I had been in Jerusalem for a service at which I was invited to preside at Communion.┬áJust before the service, I was told I had been prayed for by loved ones at a church back in Scotland, and I felt a wave of homesickness, not for the place, but for the people…

happy new year

Merry Christmas (Christmas is a season, after all...) and Happy New Year! I must confess that for some reason -- perhaps it was the unseasonably warm temperatures -- I found it difficult to get into the holiday spirit this year. It, of course, was not helped by the fact that there is little evidence of…

safe & well

Dear friends, I've received a number of texts, emails and calls expressing concern about my safety after Trump's announcement declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intentions of moving the US embassy. Thank you to all of you for getting in touch, and I am sorry not to have written here sooner to…