Shaking the Dust

Ancient custom decrees shaking shoe dust at unwelcome faces. Unspoken communication such as this seeks to acknowledge hostility which replaces delightful hospitality, where shoe shakes supersede handshakes! Such tradition comes not without trepidation, hesitation before final demonstration of submission to one’s wishes What brought me to stand at your door and desperately shake dust off... Continue Reading →

The One and Only…

#654 A #popular local attraction and amazing to see so many people flock to the one and only Cuddesdon #churchfete for a #senseofcommunity #tradition or perhaps just #intrigue Nevertheless, it was fantastic to see so many people in one place, enjoying the beautiful #surroundings and #hospitality

Tradition or accessibility?

#377 Life this week seems quite fixed around #cranmer and his #sacramentaltheology. Whilst slightly hard-going literature, reading specifically around Cranmer's theology of the #eucharist and how that informed the #liturgy he wrote has got me thinking. How often do our #beliefs and #actions match? Do we say one thing and do another, or do we... Continue Reading →

Right or wrong

#351 I had a brilliant tutorial around the #theologyofgrace It's amazing how people come to such different conclusions after looking at the same information and ideas. I love the #diversityofthemind. God created each of us, and gave us all the capacity to think, reason and draw conclusions which is both amazing and scary - we... Continue Reading →

Out with the old?

#328 Books or e-book? I've been writing an assignment this week and some of the books I've needed have been on my kindle. This has been sort of handy, as you can highlight and make notes which don't have to be there for ever. At the same time my memory is so much better when... Continue Reading →

Preserve the past

#276 #preservingthepast Sometimes it's lovely to preserve things from long ago, sometimes it's best to let go. How do we decide when to act in which way?

It’s only bricks and mortar…

#271 Today we went to #church here...a private school in the week and on Sunday it turns into a praise and worship extravaganza! It got me thinking though; in the C of E many of our churches have a deep and rich #heritage, they can be hundreds of years old. There is a real sense,... Continue Reading →

#62 Would you ever take time to lie under a tree? What do you think you would see? How many others might have done the same before you? Would they have seen the same? There is something #timeless about a #chestnuttree year on year it produces chestnuts that children love to play with and; such... Continue Reading →

#29 Sometimes we can lose sight of the #humancondition … of the need to be listened to and understood, to be loved. We get hung up with #tradition and rules and respond with what is right and wrong, rather than what is needed. #morningprayer #mark7v1to13

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