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…

snapshots of a wild and precious life

Once again, I can't believe so much time has passed since I last wrote... The autumn always feels so busy, especially after all the Jewish holy days are over. The temperatures cool. Pilgrims return. Students are back to school. And meetings seem to multiply. So expect nothing profound from this post. Consider it more a…

welcome to jayyous

Today I had the chance to go to the opening of a skate park in Jayyous, a village in the western West Bank, not much more than a stone's throw from Tel Aviv. The son of a friend of mine is the founder of SkatePal, an organisation which builds skate parks in Palestine and teaches…