Monthly Archives: June 2015

Why I won’t be removing my children from their ‘failing’ school.

When I was training for ordination one of the ‘hot potatoes’ that soon to be vicarage families often discussed was how far they were prepared to sacrifice their children for the sake of their ministry. What if there were no … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Petertide

The feast of St Peter is well worth celebrating. The Christian church is founded upon Peter  ‘the rock’ and his infectious faith – infectious in the sense that Peter got things wrong so often, and yet Jesus still forgave him and … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians: Happy Father’s Day

One of my favourite Monty Python sketches is this one, in which each of the 4 Yorkshire Men seek to out do each other with how tough life was for them growing up.  A favourite admonishment of mine when people … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians: Nudity and New Creations

The summer reading in our lectionaries this year takes us through Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. It seems odd to be starting with the second letter, but as many view both letters as a combination of fragments form a … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Campfire cupcakes

 These delicious cupcakes (if I may say so myself), were designed to be taken to cub camp, however, they could come in useful when celebrating Pentecost or if having  outdoor barbecue style worship for St Peter.   Ingredients: 125g softened butter, … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Fasting and Praying

So, I have embarked on my first regular 24 hour period of fasting and I have already broken one of the rules of fasting, which is to tell no-one what you are doing! The reason is that fasting shouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Soul Food: Ordinary Spirituality?

So the feast of Easter is over, and to be honest, a full 6 weeks of feasting has begun to feel a little bit gluttonous. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved the baking and eating of cakes and other … Continue reading

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