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Easter
June 2, 2019

The Seventh Sunday of Easter

The virtual reality church segment on BBC Radio Sunday piqued my interest. While there is a pastor and there are people, there is no church building as such and the congregation meets in virtual reality or by watching it online. The pastor said that his work is particularly for those who for whatever reason can’t […]

May 26, 2019

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Writing these ‘blurbs’ is always interesting in terms of fast and slow. Sometimes the idea or incident or trigger just leaps onto the page and at other times I am in the Outback with not even a drop of an idea. It occurred to me that I’d write about time. That was because this week […]

May 19, 2019

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

As part of BBC Radio’s ‘Forest 404’ – a sci-fi thriller set in the 24th Century in a world where forests have been erased from history – I listened to a talk ‘Death in the Digital Age’ by Katie Thornton – researcher, public historian, and audio storyteller. I found it intriguing. Previously to remember the […]

May 12, 2019

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

The interconnectedness of things today –and of life –can take my breath away. Last Sunday morning I drove down to BBC Radio Essex to give the Reflection –a 3 minute one-take, live, try-and-make-no-mistakes reading which is topical in terms of the latest news and reflective in terms of religion (without ‘bagging’ other religions or points […]

April 28, 2019

The Second Sunday of Easter

I do not wish to be morose at this Easter time – and I don’t think I am in chocolate withdrawal – but there does seem to be a lot of death around. I noticed it at the First Aid course I attended at Westfield House on Friday. Now it was a very good course […]

April 21, 2019

The Resurrection of Our Lord

Earlier this year the news came from South Africa that 3 funeral companies were suing a pastor regarding his stunt of raising a dead man from the coffin because the funeral companies believed themselves to have been played off against each, duped, and suffered reputational damage as a result of the stunt. Now, I do […]

May 13, 2018

Seventh Sunday of Easter

I was in A&E for quite a few hours. All rooms were occupied and beds were in hallways inching along one wall then the next wall like aeroplanes waiting to lift off. I was standing next to a bed talking and getting out of the way as hospital staff, patients and family came past. It […]

April 29, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Easter

I am swimming currently – not drowning … yet! – in a sea of data protection. The new world of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into being 25th May and to be compliant and to use the data currently held, things have to be done by each congregation and by the ELCE. As always […]

April 22, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter

15 minutes. That’s what I’ve given myself to write this. Never done anything like this before and wonder whether I’ll have to stop mid sent- …  Sometimes the weeks get on top of you and sometimes at the beginning of the week you can just see the mountain in front of you – all […]

April 15, 2018

Third Sunday of Easter

Hilary Mantel, in last year’s Reith Lectures, said: As soon as we die, we enter into fiction. Just ask two different family members to tell you about someone recently gone, and you will see what I mean. Once we can no longer speak for ourselves, we are interpreted. When we remember – as psychologists so […]

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