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The Advantage Being a Christian: It Has Kept Me Safe, And Given Me Some Useful Skills.

Lately I have heard about people who have had bad experiences with those whom they have met on ‘on line’ dating sites. Others have been the subject of trolling, or other bad behaviour via social media.   I was particularly … Continue reading

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How I Also Am Prone To Using Clichés

Recently I found out that I am as much subject to using clichés as anyone else.   Listen to this. I was speaking to my sister who was telling me about her recent experiences in their gospel reflection group. They … Continue reading

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A Story About Innocence and Misunderstanding: Holy Week

A student whom I was supervising in a course on pastoral care told me this story. He said “ I was playing football once, and not doing very well. The coach said to me “Listen young man, pull your socks … Continue reading

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On Hearing Hard Truths

When I was fifteen, I was at a church youth camp where there were about 600 young people. We were having a lovely time. Then we were visited by Evan Jones, the minister from an inner city parish. He said … Continue reading

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More on Humility, Riding and The Baptismal Life

I had a riding lesson this week. We loaded up the horses and went to the teacher’s place. The lesson was occasioned by the fact that with the ‘green’ mare whom I am riding (Hattie) we are running into the … Continue reading

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