Monthly Archives: October 2015

The connection between being Christian, bearing the consequences of another’s sin, and ‘preparation’ as a life long process.

This last week I have spent about three hours on the computer trying to ‘do something’. We have switched providers for our main server. So now, when I want to send something to the 167 people on our ‘contacts’ list, … Continue reading

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‘Migrant Chic’ The Fashion Industry, Clothes and Identity

Reflection 25-10-15 Recently there has been a flurry of conversation in the press about the photos by Norbert Braska of a fashion model posing as a refugee. The model is shown against barbed wire, semi-clothed, but wearing the clothes of … Continue reading

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A Response from a Christian to Some Stories About Muslims That Have Been ‘Doing The Rounds’

Reflection 18-10-15 Here’s a picture that I have. The human brain is set up to identify things in pairs. Foreground and background, up, down and so on. The human being is a social animal so that being part of a … Continue reading

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The Story of the Goat Who Wanted to be a Lion. Lessons in Priesthood

Reflection 11-10-15 The readings this Sunday refer to the ‘soul destroying’ effects of being ‘rich’ but not ‘rich toward God’. This struck me as an interesting idea, particularly as a priest. I am reminded of the story from the Jungle … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ai Weiwei’s Exhibition in London. Eucharist, Action and the Culture of Surveillance

In London last weekend, we went to see the exhibition by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. He has been persecuted by the Chinese government for his art, and has only recently been given back his passport. One of the very … Continue reading

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