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Archive | June, 2017

The Tribes of Anywhere and Somewhere

This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine.  Have we reached a point at which tribalism is becoming a dominant force in the world?  Is this something new?  Or are we simply seeing variations on a theme in the way that social forces and human traits that have always […]

Theme for the Week – 28 May 2017

Scripture for the seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4.12-14; 5:6-11; John 17.1-11 This seventh Sunday of Easter is an in-between place, after Ascension and before Pentecost. If we put ourselves in the place of the first disciples, we find ourselves in a position of waiting, perhaps sharing in their duty […]

Theme for the Week – 21 May 2017

Scripture for the sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-18; 1 Peter 3.13-22; John 14.15-21 After the recent internet ransom attack that took many organisations’ computer files hostage, I heard the Rev. Lucy Winkett, rector of St James, Piccadilly, comparing our relationship to computer networks to our ancestors’ relationship to agriculture.  She observed that as […]

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