Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul: Finding our identity

Yazmina knew that the old woman’s pride was stronger than her own so she thought about it, and yes, there was something Halajan could do for her. ‘Fabric’ she said, ‘I would like you to help me buy some fabric.’ … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Leaving their nets behind them

So, John has been arrested. It’s not looking good for him, his mission is about to come to a grisly end. Jesus, the one who John had been preparing the way for, now picks up his own prophet’s mantle and … Continue reading

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Case Histories: Unsolved Mysteries

Martin himself was an atheist but he hadn’t completely ruled out the possibility that one day he might experience a conversion – a sudden lifting of the veil, an opening of his heart – although he thought it more likely … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Responding to Jesus’ call.

Last week we went to see Miles Jupp, aka Archie from Ballamory, or the Reader from Rev. He was droll and funny and I laughed a lot. But he also got me thinking theologically, especially in the light of this … Continue reading

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The Failure of the Human Project.

In his corner of West London, and in his self-preoccupied daily round, it was easy for Clive to think of civilisation as the sum of all the arts, along with design, cuisine, good wine and the like. But now it … Continue reading

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Wetting the baby’s head: Epiphany

There are times in life when the distance between heaven and earth seems very slight indeed. A mountain top moment when the view takes our breath away and we wonder at the beauty of God’s creation. Holding a new born … Continue reading

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Jesus in a box: Epiphany

He looked round again and could hardly believe his eyes. There was the blue sky overhead, ¬†and grassy country spreading as far as he could see in every direction, and his new friends all round him laughing. ‘It seems then’, … Continue reading

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