Month: January 2018

Brief Tour of Cambridge

Brief Tour of Cambridge

You’ll presumably come into the city at 1 from the south. The church steeple is the highest point in the city. It’s a Catholic Church, built in the Victorian era but intended to look older, by someone who made their fortune selling glass eyes for dolls! (If you go left, you’ll go past the Scott…

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The Importance of Interruptions

The Importance of Interruptions

Allowing ourselves to be interrupted “I try never to be too busy to be interrupted, because it seems the most interesting things happen during interruptions” (Tony Morling at Host 2017) So many of Jesus’ interactions that are recorded in the gospels did not happen because they were planned but as interruptions to what was already going…

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Sympathy for Jonah

Sympathy for Jonah

“The grace of God is awful to us, because the proper response to evil is to fear it and desire its destruction not to love it and desire its redemption.” This is my review of David Benjamin Blower’s book “Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on Humiliation, Terror and the Politics of Enemy-Love,”  which has a set of sea-shanty…

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Outsiders

Outsiders

We face profound challenges to the way of life we are used to – as a result of globalisation and technology in particular.  And we are reacting the way human-beings always react in this kind of situation: by trying to hold on to what we have got. With valiant determination, we retreat, batten down the…

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