Tag: Spirituality

  • Riding the storm named Jesus

    Riding the storm named Jesus

    What is in a name? Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank. These names may not mean anything to you particularly. To me the last does. It was Frank I think who took my greenhouse, though possibly Eva. Frank didn’t take it, it was demolished, flattened, rendered useless. An act of wilful vandalism. One from which […]

  • Soil, Soul, Society

    I have been working on a paper for about six months, I knew that at some point I would have to write the beginning, but have not as yet until this morning found the right words. Soil, Soul, Society. Alastair McIntosh describes this as the “Tripartite understanding of community” (For those who are concerned about […]

  • to recover the celtic

    I have avoided that word for a long time, it has almost become a nothing word to some, speaking of fanciful longings and notions without any depth or heart or soul. ‘Celtic Christianity never really existed’ some say, and to an extent I would agree. The trouble is, it goes deeper than this. “And Celtic […]

  • a bit of a talk…

    “Of course they will expect a bit of a talk…” Those words were echoing through my mind as the first reading from Genesis was being read. Creation, story, unbelief, busses and their god-less messages anything less meaningless!! Inspiration at the last possible moment came whilst drifting away from the reading back to the morning’s breakfast. […]

  • Extreme Pilgrim

    I’ve just finished watching Extreme Pilgrim on the new BBCi player, v.useful!! Well, I thought I had better watch the program since I preached about it in the context of epiphany!! Revd Peter Owen Jones says that Church of England is intellectual, while one of the religions he is visiting is purely physical in its […]

  • The spirituality of smoking

    Odd topic? Well, not really, it’s just a thought about what you do when smoking and how it relates to the rest of life Now some people might consider smoking to be a waste of time money and a danger to health, well I can certainly say that I do feel healthier after quitting, BUT, […]

  • The Iona Community

    is an ecumenical Christian community of men and women from different walks of life and different traditions in the Christian church that is committed to seeking new ways of living the gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s world. www.iona.org.uk