I had occasion to be at a wedding yesterday and then in church this morning, I heard a sermon on Colossians 3.18-19 (Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them) as our church continues the Colossians series. On both occasions, I heard some great quotes that I must put in my backpocket for future weddings.
As I sat at my desk yesterday, the events in Nottingham were never far from my mind and I found myself constantly checking around the Internet for the latest news.
What I find really interesting is that the Anglican Communion site limited itself to official announcements and speeches while the Church of England site kept a dignified (?) uninterested (?) disorganised (?) silence.
Â “You take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” The Matrix, 1999
I am loving this whole blogging thing and finding out how deep the rabbit-hole goes. Today I have discovered Jonny Baker’s blog.
So the ACC is continuing with intrigue and conspiracy apparently the order of the day. Of course, I am not there and can only go on what I’m being told although other bloggers are there, tapping away like mad to try and keep everyone up-to-date.
We’ve had a draft resolution from a group of (mostly) non-Western countries that will be discussed this afternoon that sounds tantamount to expulsion for the USA and Canada.
Archbishop Akinola has Read more
Over ten years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Egypt. It is a country I truly love and I have enjoyed several visits since. During that first visit, I visited a Coptic Church in southern Cairo that had seen a wonderful outpouring of the Holy Spirit and many nominal Christians truly converted into followers of Christ.
However, as I sat in a pew off to the left of the main aisle, I was fuming.
A colleague sent me a quiz today which seems to be doing the rounds amongst diocesan missioners (amongst others, no doubt). Given that I had a free lunch hour, I sat down with a cup of tea and worked my way through it.
So I thought I had better start off my new blog with a brief explanation of why blog, why now, why the name.
Well, I’ve been wanting to blog for a little while so, in my head at least, this blog has been coming for a long time. I think I have something to say (don’t we all?) but I guess that primarily I’m just looking for a place where I can spill my thoughts.
Like all of us, I guess there’s that proud and slightly pretentious thought that other people might want to read what I want to say. However I have to say that I hold out little hope of that.
I guess that I’m actually starting now because of all the changes going on in my life. There is part of me that thinks that as I wade through the process of applying for ordination training in the Church of England, I may be able to blog some thoughts that may help those who follow me along that path.
And besides those ‘church-based’ changes, momentous events in my private life continue to give me food for thought and delicious moments of inspiration. If I can’t find a blog in me now, I suspect I never will.
However, in order to speak freely, I think I had better keep this blog anonymous. I may well one day come clean and those with eyes to see and ears to hear will doubtless work me out eventually but I seen no reason to advertise the fact.