Bowling from East to West

Bear with me for a moment of introductory rambling. Someone told me a thing, and while I loved the thing I was told of I didn’t realise I had misheard the name of the thing I was told.  Oblivious to this I went hunting on the internet for the thing and after some fruitless searching,…

Doubt a Pillar of Faith

I have doubts, I have lots of them.  There I’ve said it.  I am not supposed to say it, people see it as a sign of weakness, a sign of not being intelligent enough, a sign of being a lesser person, a second rate priest.  Doubting is frowned upon, because doubting means admitting you don’t…

Love and the Trinity

On Thursday of last week the Scottish Episcopal Church decided to make provision for Same-Sex marriage within some of its churches.  Despite today being Trinity Sunday and hence one of the Churches festival, such a decision can not be left to just hang there without comment, especially as I believe it has been given a…

What is Safety?

After the horrific events on Monday night, for which we continue to pray peace into, I have been struck by the number of friends south of the border commenting on more armed police and soldiers in streets. I remember the first time I saw armed police (as the norm) in he UK, it was in…

A Sorrowful Tale and a Lesson for Today’s Church

Imagine, if you can being a 27 year old woman, who finally after a hard life finds love.  Then to your surprise you discover you are pregnant.  Then to your shock the man leaves you alone and pregnant. Nowadays such a tale might indeed still hold the sorrow of a broken heart, but it would hardly…

Puffin

We crossed the causeway not certain that a puffin would be seen, it was still early in the season and despite one having been reported the previous week, it had remained elusive since.     In case you were wondering, below is the cliff once again with an arrow marking where the puffin was, and…