The Spring onion of Salvation

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We love to tell stories. Jesus it seems was no exception.  Lazarus and the Rich Man.  It is a traditional tale.  We love the villain to get comeuppance, we love the hero to win and we love the journey between. …

In search of a fold

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There are at least two ways of seeing in every situation.  Seeing what is before you in isolation and seeing in the context of everything else.  One way of seeing our readings today could be I suppose as an encouragement…

The twisted tree is me

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At first glance this tree looks quite ordinary.  Almost dead, but quite ordinary.  Perhaps a slightly more charitable assessment would be to suggest that it is clinging on to life.  It is, I hope still there, on a footpath above…

Christ and the Hiddenness of God

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This began as a conversation, and has nagged at me for the past week, so to do it justice, I thought it ought to be put down in some form, then perhaps it will go away, however, such thoughts rarely…

Carnivore or Herbivore?

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Carnivore or Herbivore? Was the question asked by Taliesin when he was asked to portray the Good Samaritan as a dinosaur.  And what a good question.  Should the image of the good Samaritan be one which drives us to go…

Doubt, Faith and Honest Thomas

Doubt is not the opposite of faith, that is certainty.  In a world where everything is governed by what is certain, there is no room for faith.  But that’s not the world we live in.  I remember upsetting someone at…

Lle Gorffwys – a resting place

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I have for some time given worth to the idea of a shared common task.  A task other than maintaining a building or a pattern of worship as these things ought to serve the central task rather than the other…

Fourth Person of the Trinity

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I want to introduce you to the fourth person of the trinity.  Unlike Douglas Adams, who we forgive for the subtitle of his fifth book of three ‘the increasingly inaccurately titled “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy”’, there is some…

Let go and let God

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When I was licensed here, I was licensed as Priest in Charge in these parishes.  It is a technical, but important distinction.  I am not the incumbent, though for all practical purposes I am treated by the Diocese and constitution…

Disaster, Death and Re-Creation

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There are a myriad of disaster movies that exist of extinction events of cataclysmic proportions.  Events on earth to wipe out or nearly wipe out humanity.  There is an even greater list of movies that talk of a new beginning…