Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Fighting Ghosts; Finding Holiness

GUEST POST:// Sorrel Wood is a Portsmouth Diocese ordinand currently in her second year of study at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Her current favourite hobby is playing Bananagrams. This term at Cuddesdon I have often found myself blindsided by a dazzling, gentle grace at times when I didn’t realise I was seeking it. You’d think, in… Continue reading Fighting Ghosts; Finding Holiness

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Thoughts Found Amongst The Silence

  GUEST POST://   William Davie is a first year ordinand studying for a BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He has previously been a Church Intern and Journalism student. He thinks too much and blogs when he remembers at https://disturbingthecomfortablesite.wordpress.com/ If you had told me a few months ago, that my favourite… Continue reading Thoughts Found Amongst The Silence

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Things I Never Expected To Happen At Theological College

GUEST POST:// Kate Pellereau is a first year ordinand at Wycliffe Hall and is from the Diocese of Oxford. To celebrate Michaelmas (term one) being over, she offers a tongue-in-cheek run-down of unexpected things she's learnt this term. Over the summer the question I was asked most: ‘What will you be doing when you get… Continue reading Things I Never Expected To Happen At Theological College

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

I Don’t Know What I Was Expecting, But I Wasn’t Expecting That

I'm standing in the kitchen; this one is named for St Francis which is appropriate as it's the main venue of our service. I've washed dishes, mopped flaws, peeled apples, sung loudly, served silently, and fallen deeper in love with my brothers and sisters in this kitchen. The slightly vinegary-overtones is no longer strange but… Continue reading I Don’t Know What I Was Expecting, But I Wasn’t Expecting That

Confessions of a Trainee Vicar

Privilege, Twirl Bites, and Revelation 22

GUEST POST:// Kicking off a brand new blog series 'Confessions of a Trainee Vicar' is Ruth Holmes, Cambridge graduate, Wycliffe Hall ordinand, and mixed mode student whose placement is St Frideswide, Oxford. I finished university in 2012 but didn’t move away. I thought I might join the civil service one day, work for a Think… Continue reading Privilege, Twirl Bites, and Revelation 22

Theology

‘Emotion is Autobiographical’: Father-Son Relationships in the Writings of Leonard Cohen

On the anniversary of his death, another look at the remarkable Leonard Cohen. Where does one begin when writing about Leonard Cohen? Is it with audacious student whose literary ability was astounding audiences while still an undergraduate at McGill; or with the boundary-pushing post-modern novels; or with the astonishing longevity of his music career? The… Continue reading ‘Emotion is Autobiographical’: Father-Son Relationships in the Writings of Leonard Cohen