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Post from another blog. This evening BBC2 broadcast a programme “Transgender kids: who knows best” ‘challenging the new orthodoxy that promotes affirmation (acceptance) of transgender children’. As a parent of a transgend… Source: BBC sponsor vicious attack on transgender children
New Year's Resolutions, cleaning the house, putting away the Christmas decorations (yes we use a quasi-Methodist calendar, so ours have departed to the recesses of the garage for another year), preparing for the first week back at work or school - these are all pressures we face at this time of the year. What about…Read more Do we have time for this?
I hope that, within this blog post, I can provide snippets of information which will encourage those who feel God's calling to enter into ordained ministry within the Methodist Church and will soon be preparing for the selection interviews. These are only my views and I would welcome others to support the candidates with their…Read more Candidiate Selection
Today many celebrate Jesus' birth. In some form of space-time continuum we may see both Jesus as a babe, with parents lovingly gazing at the crib, the Shepherds admiring the Christ-child and already the Magi have arrived - albeit 2 or 3 years early. Perhaps we here can see both 'times' as one. Dr Who would be…Read more Nativity – where are we in the scene?
Throughout the year it would appear to me, as one not versed in the liturgical colours, that ministers change their colours. We have white or gold for those times of great celebration at Christmas and Easter, purple for Advent and Lent, red for Pentecost and finally green for ordinary time. It's like the Church have…Read more Football kits and the Church
“Not the atmosphere one would expect in a Cathedral” What do you expect to find in a cathedral? A fine building with impressive architecture, huge expansive windows resplendent with artistic imagery, ornate decorations, organ music and…. quiet? In Derby Cathedral today we saw such a wonderful building. But hold on…there was a drum kit and…Read more What do you expect in a Cathedral?