Category: Classical Spirituality

Two thoughts from the Sermon on the Mount

First, Julie Rogers has been thinking about identity and sexuality. Toward the end of my time speaking with Exodus, I started publicly saying I was “gay”. I didn’t plan on using that label to describe my experience, but it came

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How to Fast

Here’s my sermon on fasting from this morning. The slides are here and the clip from Rev is here.

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Review – The Compassion Quest

I remember when Trystan Owain Hughes trained alongside me at Wycliffe Hall – he was already a problem. Here was a man who had come to seminary from being the head of Theology at Trinity University College, Carmathen, Wales. What

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Stepping Back

Ash Wednesday. Traditionally a time to stop, reflect, begin the preparation for the great celebration of Easter and finally to apply some unique flattering forehead make-up. Two years ago at this time in the Church’s annual cycle, as a family

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In the Hands of God

This extract from the poem by Teresa of Avila is just spot on. If You want me to rest, I desire it for love; If to labour, I will die working: Sweet Love say Where, how and when. What do

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The God of Job and Jeremiah

On Friday night / Saturday morning, while sitting in hospital with one of Gayle’s relatives I managed to read Francis Chan’s “Erasing Hell” (which was partially written as a response to Rob Bell’s Love Wins). One particular passage on pages

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