Like many people, I spent most of my life blissfully ignorant of the state of Her Majesty’s Prison Service. That is, until a friend convinced me to join an ecumenical mission group that ministers inside a Category-A (maximum security) men’s prison. Once inside, I quickly learned that the UK prison population is growing at a […]
Fundraising for ministry has revealed some worrying theologies and practises around money and mission.
Freedom isn’t always what we think it will be.
I’m a feminist because in every country I have ever lived in, a man’s career has always been considered more important than my safety as a woman.
The only reason why we ever continue to do anything in life is because we have hope. We plant gardens because we have hope that they will grow. We apply for jobs because we have hope that we will receive an offer. We press on through shitty situations and resist the temptation to give up […]
One of the benefits of being chronically unwell is that you have no energy for bullsh*t, and that seems to reflect well in one’s prayer life. There is no energy left to come up with theologically sound prayers that are flouncy in nature and well thought through. You just say what you mean and hope […]
Originally posted on underwhosewings:
Around a year ago, I began a Quest. Admittedly, it was not as exciting as the Chaucerian or Middle-Earth variety, but it was still a long journey that I would, in an ideal world, not have needed to make. My Quest was facing up to the fact that I was, chronically…
Last week I was diagnosed with a lifelong autoimmune disease. I’ve certainly endured physical and mental suffering before, but for some reason this has made me feel excruciatingly far from the Lord. Never before have I so resonated with the words “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” What strikes me right now […]
Do you ever get that wistful feeling that things were better before now? We often think that here and now is just so bad and if we simply returned to the “good old days” then life would be better again. Nostalgia is basically that sentimental (and often unrealistic) longing for a particular time in the […]
It should hopefully go without saying that followers of Jesus are called to be involved in their local communities, and that this will inevitably be political in some way. Since we are called to love our neighbours, it follows that this will involve some kind of engagement with public life. The question therefore, is what […]