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    Together We Sing

    Last week's extension of the coronavirus lockdown regulations in England, and the restrictions in some parts of Scotland were a blow to those of us who are longing for... Read more
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    On Periods And Placentas And Other Theological Themes

    Warning: The last couple of paragraphs of this post contain a slight spoiler for last week's episode of Call the Midwife (S10 E4). Oh, and the whole thing might gross... Read more
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    Look Around, Look Around.

    What a year. On this day in 2020 Boris Johnson told the British public 'You must stay at home'. And the world stopped.

    It's not often we know that we're living through...
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    Here’s To Ordinary Women

    We've just endured another International Women's Day. Or rather, International Powerful Women's Day. Read more
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    Spotting Our Cultural Bias

    The first five verses of Luke 13 provide one of those tiny insights into just how different 21st century Western culture is from that of Israel in the first century. Read more
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    My Strength and My Song

    “Behold, God is my salvation;
    I will trust, and will not be afraid;
    for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
    and he has become my salvation.”
    - Isaiah...
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    Fit for Purpose

    You probably can’t tell from reading this, but I’m quite short, and it used to really bother me. Read more
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    This Isn’t The Mountain Top You Were Looking For

    It struck me in church on Sunday, standing 2 metres away from my friends, humming into my face mask, that this what what you might call a mountain-top experience. Read more
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    When Sacrifice Is No Hardship

    What would cause the widow in Mark 12 to give everything she had to live on into an offering box at the temple?

    What would cause fishermen like Peter, James and John to...
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    Body (Re)building

    ‘And [Jesus] took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of... Read more