Category Archives: Weekly Reflections at St. John’s Montreux

V, Journeys and the Eucharist

I happened to catch the advertising blurb for the TV programme “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’. The show is of the ‘reality TV’ genre where a group of people are put onto an island from which there … Continue reading

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Reflections On Leaving A Congregation

    This is my last reflection from Montreux. It is one of the hardest ones to write because there are so many options. I remember the time when the question of my being ordained was to be decided. I … Continue reading

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How ‘Being a Bother’ Can Be A Good Thing

How many phone calls have you had that begin with the phrase ‘I’m sorry to bother you…but.” The person ringing feels as though to claim the time of another person is to be a ‘bother’ to them. Maybe they feel … Continue reading

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Some More on the ‘Liturgy’ of the Catwalk, and the ‘Liturgy’ of the Eucharist

have written once before about the channel ‘Fashion TV’. A friend of mine told me recently that many people sort of ‘surf past’ it and watch the channel for shorts bursts at a time. I am one of them. Recently, … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts On Liturgy: An Incomplete Image and The Common Cup

I am re-reading Margaret Visser’s book on St. Agnes’ Outside the Walls Church in Rome “The Geometry of Love”. It’s a wonderfully rich book, and I can thoroughly recommend it. As it happens, I myself  have been reflecting on a … Continue reading

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What Is “Temporal Bandwidth” And Why Should A Christian Care?

    I came across a really interesting idea in a post from the New York Review of Books. * The idea is called ‘Temporal Bandwidth”. Now before clicking ‘off’, have a listen to this. Bandwidth is an idea that … Continue reading

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Negotiating Between Cultures: What The Issue About Shaking Hands After Class Made Me Think About

In a school near Basel in Switzerland there has been some controversy recently  over the refusal of some Muslim students to follow the local custom   by shaking hands with their teachers at the end of a class. This situation represents … Continue reading

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