This weekend, as the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and the Sunday after Jesus' Ascension to the Father, the gospel passage takes us back to before Jesus was crucified, when he was interceding on behalf of the disciples to God the Father. His prayer for them is deeply moving, calling for their unity with God the... Continue Reading →
There are two situations which I have felt prayerfully close to this week: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in court in Iran faced with a second set of charges; and the gender-based violence which has seen so many women speak out this week following the murder of Sarah Everard. Perhaps these two situations have nothing in common; one... Continue Reading →
This year I have joined 52 Frames as a way to both stretch my photography, but also to further my own discipline to see differently. As soon as the New Year turned I found myself reading and writing for an essay, and I was completely inspired by Zoë Bennett's Using the Bible in Practical Theology... Continue Reading →
In the second week of our photography challenge I was aiming to see the world through God's lens - I often try this prayerfully, and get captivated by small details, rather than overly concerned with aspects which frustrate or dishearten me...my heart has been absolutely gladdened by the simple things this week!
These photographs represent the first week of our Advent Photography Challenge - where is God in these photographs? Where is the anticipation of Advent? What words do they make you think of?
This week I have been humbled and encouraged by the vast number of #BeautifulStories people have shared on Twitter. These are not just stories though; rather, they are testimonies to the ways in which God has created them, and how they have flourished once they realised that. “Be who God meant you to be and... Continue Reading →
This is Holy Ground I came across this sign whilst walking near a memorial in a local park...it made me wonder, what is more holy about the ground where we memorialise compared with the ground which we tread each day...? Last summer I went to a conference for people from a more catholic tradition who... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/_LOv1bRoaVY A few thoughts/theological reflections around 'cup' This is a piece of spoken word I wrote a few years ago in anticipation of being ordained priest - I'm using it to help reflect on the elements of bread and wine within Spirit Space today, so this is a bit of a sneak preview!
Mother Julian A lesser festival today, but a festival nevertheless. To remember Julian of Norwich, a spiritual writer and revolutionary woman of her time, Mother Julian (the tortoise) came out of her enclosure for the day. Julian of Norwich used to open her window and offer spiritual guidance to those who sought it; she continues... Continue Reading →
Broken... I had a really interesting discussion around beauty recently. It's something that I often wonder about, with regards to photography. I find it so much easier to 'receive' photographs in the natural environment, and find myself feeling less inspired in urban areas. I think so much of this is down to perceptions of beauty...yet... Continue Reading →