I wonder if the following names mean anything to you? Jamye Flowers Coplin, Margaret Hamilton, Katherine Johnson, Frances Northcutt, and JoAnn Morgan. Does it help if I tell you that they were pioneers in their field and indispensable to one of the most monumental achievements of humankind? How about if I tell you that some … More Wee Like A Woman
Our Gospel parable this morning is probably more than familiar to us. The image of the Good Samaritan has entered into everyday discourse as shorthand for someone who does something nice or good for someone else, usually at some sort of cost or inconvenience to themselves. In just this last week, the epithet ‘Good Samaritan’ … More There Are No Outsiders
Happy Pentecost! I don’t know about you, but growing up, Pentecost wasn’t high on my list of Christian festivals. After all, at Christmas I got presents and the atmospheric lights adorning the house; at Easter I got enough chocolate to last a life time yet which mysteriously only ever seemed to last a week, and … More A Perichoretic Pentecost
Today is a very important day according to the calendar on my phone, for today is the day that tickets to The Prince of Egypt The Musical go on sale for its West End run and I am desperate to get my hands on some for what I’m sure will be the theatrical event of … More Elastic Fantastic
Today in the Church of England we remember Polycarp. Polycarp was Bishop of Smyrna in the second century, which is modern-day Turkey. One of the reasons why Polycarp is considered a figure of importance is because he is reported to be a disciple of the apostle John, and in the early church context where they … More Look Up, Look Out: Lessons From St Polycarp
A friend of mine has a Guinness World Record for a death-defying stunt they once did. I’m a little bit in awe! They’re so adventurous; I’m not at all adventurous, just the thought of what they did makes my heart race and my palms sweat and puts me fully in panic mode. In panic mode is … More Adventure Of A Lifetime
After a bittersweet communion service during the week, a friend asked me what I’d like prayer for, my request was this: wisdom to know what are my battles to fight and what are the ones in which I am to keep still. Moses knows he is going into battle but that it is not his … More Chains Or Treasure?