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  • Another five minute poem
    on Apr 1, 2011 in 5 minute poems
    Phil ponders a puzzle from the heights of his treehouseTo which our attention is alerted by Church Mouse,Inspired by John Donne of centuries gone byPhil looks out to see prose now and dares to ask why.He laments that we're less of a lyrical lotAnd en...
  • The Anglican Covenant
    on Mar 30, 2011 in Anglican Covenant
    Dave Walker cartoon churchI am about to start researching an essay on the Anglican Covenant. I need to critically examine it and analyse how it has been constructed in relation to emerging problems in the communion.I am hoping it will help inform my...
  • Dress the vicar
    on Mar 29, 2011 in Funny: attempting to be
    I think I am sorted with a few weeks to go but still tend to get a bit confused with all the different items of clothes. Perhaps helpful for all of us as we approach ordination would be this site where we can print off pictures and decide on what goe...
  • Torah, Nebi'im and Ketubim
    on Mar 28, 2011 in Old Testament
    I appreciate that God speaks to us through the law, through revelation and through our own discernment. I am looking at the ancestress in danger, the thrice telling of the passing off of a husband's wife for his sister and the resultant delay in bles...
  • Neat Messy Church
    on Mar 27, 2011 in Messy church
    Messy Church is neat! It's a natty, clever idea to get people into church. It extends hospitality practically with the provision of a meal and it enables families to get together, make time for one another and do creative things without having to deb...
  • Reasons for doing less well but having well-being
    on Mar 24, 2011 in Rebellious moments
    I am not writing my 5000 word ministry reflection quickly enough and time is running out. I have three days to go and another 3000 words to craft or thereabouts and it is because I keep reading and I do not always want to write and what I read is so...
  • Still thinking about our theological education
    on Mar 23, 2011 in The Atonement St John's
    Stanley Hauerwas says:It is appropriate that you might believe you are here to make you think, because you have been told that is what universities are supposed to do, that is, tomake you think. Universities are places where you are educated to...
  • Horrible Mrs Potiphar and fabulous Abby Guinness
    on Mar 23, 2011 in Guinness
    Abby Guinness came to college today, so together with the lecture I post about below, there were many good things for us today at college... View RSS...
  • Theological education - good enough or adequate?An interesting article has come to my attention - thanks DDD.We live in a complex and fast-changing world that will require a generation of leaders who are as well trained and educated as are the people in any other profession. It is a crime and misc...
  • Religious metaphors and the sacred self - Pete Ward
    on Mar 22, 2011 in media Pete Ward
    ...So I am researching the viability of women's ministry, looking for a theological rationale for a church that claims the pain of feminisation. I am interested in statistics that go against the grain. Dr Kristen Aune, sociologist, has reason to beli...
  • Signs pointing to signs pointing to signs
    on Mar 21, 2011 in Clergy fashion
    I liked Jody's poem the other week which she meshed together from people's descriptions of a priest. I contributed the word 'sign,' to communicate a priest acting as a signpost to Jesus. Clerical clothes perhaps do this too, pointing away from oursel...
  • One for all my college friends this Lent
    on Mar 21, 2011 in BCP
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  • A testimony from a while ago
    on Mar 20, 2011 in Testimony
    I am writing my reflection on my church placement which lasted about six months from April 2010 to December 2010. I had to share testimonies of God's work in my life and as I select 14 diary entries to be read by my tutor, a rather strange and person...
  • Community - ten years on
    on Mar 13, 2011 in Research
    Mike Moynagh asked these questions ten years ago deciding that the parish system does not have the pull it had in bygone days now that people no longer know their neighbours and are highly mobile.I would like to ask these questions ten years on and c...
  • Prof James Jackson of Cambridge
    on Mar 12, 2011 in Natural disaster
    One of the ten biggest earthquakes in the last 100 years hit Japan on Friday March 11th. Prof. James Jackson of Techtonic Activity from Cambridge skypes on the Tsunami. Plate boudaries unzip and Prof. James warns the world should be ready for more wa...
  • Why women are leaving the churchI am writing my second longest essay to date and looking at the reasons why we do need women's ministries to operate out of our churches.I have been trying to find online articles by feminist researcher Kristin Aune from the University of Derby.
  • Speaking soteriology
    on Mar 10, 2011 in The Atonement we are all just about recovered from our 7 minute presentations on an angle of the work of Christ. However, the wrestling with how to communicate it still continues. The WordAlive guys, who visited on Wednesday, gave us some depressing stats fo...
  • Is the Word Alive for you?The guys from WordLive came to talk to us this morning. They are looking at creative ways to communicate the Bible to a digital generation.They introduced me to a bloke called Wesch, virtually, not literally and I was wow-ed by this You-tube film cap...
  • Atonement angst
    on Mar 8, 2011 in The Atonement PSA
    I wonder how the following will sound. It was really hard to write. My assignment was to write a seven minute speech defending Penal Substitutionary Atonement. My friend defended Christus Victor. I had hoped to develop more competently the idea of Ch...
  • Oh Betty's!
    on Mar 7, 2011 in faith and fellowship Feasts
    I love to eat, as I am sure many of us do. I have many happy memories which are associated with food from my favourite tea when I was a child: mum's cheese and onion flan followed by apple pie, to Granny's pork crackling and roast potatoes and little...