Often we are told to aspire to gain everything. At school, children are sometimes encouraged to strive for occupations which pay lots of money, for then we can find 'paradise'. We can see stories of those who have been 'successful' and have won the jackpot but then find they are disillusioned. Recently the thought of…Read more Material Gain?
Do we really know our inner self? I'm not sure. But can we? Or know or understand someone else's inner self.As we age, we change physically but also mentally. Our brains are not able to process so effectively as we used to do. Our thoughts may appear to others as irrational. I would question whether…Read more Our inner self
I'd like to tell you who I am, but what could I say? How might you describe yourself to others? In the past I might say about the job title, my responsibilities.I might have started by telling you about my wife of 30 years, our 2 wonderful children.Perhaps I could have tried to describe to…Read more Who am I?
One question which is often asked over the years is "where were you when X was born or Y died?" I recall walking through Dallas when someone asked that questioned with regard to when JFK was shot. It makes your mind race as you try to remember events to pin point your location, if possible.My…Read more Where am I?
With the superbly positive movements within the Church of England in the air* it was wonderful to be at Pride celebrating the opportunity for those in the LGBT community to parade through London. As parents of a LGBT child we believe that we don't have that privilege to march but we wanted to offer our…Read more Pride 2017
We shall not forget those who have fallen, those who have laid down their lives for others. They who have sacrificed their lives so that we might live. This image of a Tornado F3 aircraft, adorned with the red poppy, from last year may be considered poignant. This year I observed the 2 minute silence…Read more We Shall Not Forget
The course is just about to start. We have 2 years to be 'formed' into people who can undertake the role of Ministers of Religion within either the Anglican or Methodist traditions. We have finally moved into the accommodation, unpacked and started to understand the vibrancy of the local area, the diversity that is Birmingham.…Read more Who am I?