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Theme for Sunday, 1 July 2018

Scripture for this Sunday:  2 Samuel 1.1,17-27 (the demise of Saul); Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8.7-15; Mark 5.21-43 (healing of the woman with a haemorrhage and the daughter of Jairus, the synagogue leader). Last week I saw the action of the woman in the passage from Mark’s gospel described as ‘civil disobedience.’  Certainly, she broke […]

Dysmorphia – The Townley Venus

I stumbled upon this poem by Annie Rew Shaw quite by chance … knowing too many people who suffer from body dysmorphia – dislike of their own bodies – resulting in eating disorders, self mutilation, and who knows what else.  In Christian theology, incarnation is a vote of confidence in the material world and human […]

Two Bishops and a Reader

During the Synod of the Archdeaconry of Gibraltar, held at Torrevieja between 30 January and 2 February, we were treated to three evening Eucharists, at which the theme of the Synod was approached in different ways by the preachers. On Tuesday evening, Bishop Robert Innes began by posing the question: “How does God communicate?” This […]

Barcelona

In Es Castell, today, at 12:00 a number of us gathered with the leaders of the Ajuntamiento to observe a minute of silence for the victims of the attack in Barcelona yesterday. I know that there are many who feel anger, but I can only feel deep sadness. I watched the ferry from Barcelona arrive […]

Words and their meaning: Security

What follows is from Neworld Theatre, an award-winning theatre company, based in Vancouver, that creates, produces and tours new plays and performance events examining human identity, experience and perceived difference. On Wednesday, June 28th, Marcus Youssef took part in 26 lettres: An ABC of words that are losing their meaning in Ottawa, Canada, at the […]

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