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An Advent Wilderness: A sermon for the second Sunday of Advent, 2016

Well, it’s certainly good to be back at Grace and in Madison after being away from here for six Sundays. I’ll be sharing some of what I saw and experienced later at our annual meeting which I hope many of you will attend. 1,281 more words


Two months of travelling

I have now been out the UK for two months, apart from a quick trip back to Cardiff for a wedding. It’s the longest I’ve been away from my home country in nearly a decade, and the longest I’ve been away from London since I moved there. 914 more words


Love One Another

We are obliged to love one another. We are not strictly bound to ‘like’ one another. Love governs the will: ‘liking’ is a matter of sense and sensibility.

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into the jungle

Yesterday, I flew from Tacna on the Southern border of Peru to Tarapoto in the North. From there I took a three-hour “collectivo” to Yurimaguas further in the North and at the gates of the Amazon jungle. 170 more words


On sabbatical goals and #acwrimo

I decided this year that I was going to have a go at Academic Writing Month, better known as #acwrimo over on Twitter. Taking its inspiration from National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, it’s basically a way to get an academic writing practice established – whether that’s daily writing, having a project finished by the end of the month, you name it, you can have a go at it. 491 more words


stepping into someone else's shoes....

Well, I did it again… wrote a draft, and then life happened. Two years of it.

I still find what I wrote below to be relevant with a bit of updating, as I am once again a sabbatical replacement, this time at Doane University in Lincoln, Nebraska. 353 more words


Day 91

Thank you for the extra day, October.

I think today is a bonus day. My sabbatical was for 3 months, 90 days. Here I am on Day 91. 389 more words