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One year is never enough

One year is never enough

Last Friday was a good day for my book problem: I finished another!  I’ve blogged a fair bit about Jesus Wept and this is the last post I plan to write on the thoughts in this provocative book.  Listen to this quotation which the authors of Jesus Wept take from Nouwen’s In The Name of Jesus: Formation in the … Continue reading

Because I am writing, not reading

Because I am writing, not reading

Because all I seem to do right now is write, I am not reading. Or, to be more accurate, I am reading all kinds of things.  Things about feminist hermeneutics, liberation readings of Scripture, backgrounds to Torah and approaches to Wisdom.  Things which are interwoven yet further with texts about food, hospitality and community and … Continue reading

Wonderings and learnings

Wonderings and learnings

Lately, I’ve been returning to two concepts.  One is what I have decided to call ‘folk Christianity’.  By this I mean the kind of Christian teachings which are widely disseminated on Christian radio stations, certain devotionals which had better remain nameless and more than a few internet videos.  I’m interested in how big an influence … Continue reading

An academic fresh wildness?

An academic fresh wildness?

Some months ago I photographed the page of a book I was reading because something about the language and the ideas captivated me.  I found it again last week on my iPad and, as I reread it, I began to wonder if this is an example of what fresh wildness might look like in academic … Continue reading

The (more or less) half-year review post

The (more or less) half-year review post

I find it helpful to take time out over the summer to review my year so far in the light of the recalibration I always try to make space for during each New Year period.  Perhaps this half-year review is the throwback to days when my years ran from September to August; perhaps it is … Continue reading

If…my words abide in you

I really like the weekly college chapel service. It may be something to do with it being a service where I don’t have to sing, lead the service or preach.  Though, in ten days’ time, I will actually be preaching there and, in the past, I have been known to lead the service a couple … Continue reading

Learning from Superman Baxter

One of the books which I planned to read this Christmas was Andrew Purves’ Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition.  I only managed to read one chapter.  Not the first, of course.  You know me well enough to know that these days I tend to scan a book before I actually start reading it!  And … Continue reading

Torrents of text

I haven’t written a proper blog post for several weeks now.  (The last two definitely don’t count!)  And I have really missed writing. I was determined not to write over Christmas because I wanted to do my best to take a week off from all of my various part-time activities.  I pretty much succeeded and … Continue reading