The following is a mixture of written pieces (serious and less so) preserved here for posterity, and also of course-notes etc to accompany some of my current or recent speaking and teaching. At the foot of the page are some links to other people’s writings which I’ve found interesting.
Laborare est Orare (“to work is to pray”) – an article for the February 2001 Guildford Diocesan Spirituality News;
Heroes of the Faith – not so much a written piece as some background notes to a Quiet Day in February 2003 looking at Billy Bray, Temple Gairdner and Hassan Dehqani-Tafti;
The Fruit of the Spirit – notes to accompany a series of talks at the ATR Chaplaincy in Lent 2003;
Priesthood – bibliography and notes for the GDMC course in early Summer 2003;
Homer Simpson’s Selection Conference Report – what might have resulted if Homer had attended a Selection Conference for ordination in the Church of England;
Travels with a Donkey – the account of when, for some obscure reason, I hired a donkey and went hiking in the Pyrenees with our younger son James.
Katherine Parr's funeral – a ‘sermon’ preached, in the persona of Miles Coverdale, at a re-enactment of Katherine Parr's funeral. It’s based on a contemporary account of the occasion, but is entirely in my own words.
And here are some links to other people’s writings which I’ve found interesting:
Anything by Will Hutton (former Economics Editor of the Guardian and now Chief Executive of the Work Foundation) is worth reading. Here he is on that highspot of the new millennium, the London Congestion Charge.
Happy Kitschmas – the problem isn’t that Christmas is too materialistic, but that it isn’t materialistic enough, according to Giles Fraser in the Guardian in December 2002. (This article includes reference to the Basque tradition of the ‘Caganer’, which has long interested me.)
A website devoted to “Literary Spirituality” (albeit with an American slant) is Nimble Spirit – well worth a visit.
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