PEACE WALK IN IRAQ

Sarah Hills, the Canon for Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral, gave some great teaching when we were at the Cross of Nails conference in Romania. Reconciliation, she said, is a journey, not just a destination.  What happens en route is crucial:  she christened it Walk Theology.  There may be danger, confusion, anger, fear, lament – all  […]

MARKS OUT OF TEN

We’ve recently come back from Romania, where we had been invited to a conference that included a jubilee to celebrate ten years of the Cross of Nails centre for reconciliation (between church denominations) that we developed there in the beautiful city of Sibiu. The conference was fascinating, with delegates from Cross of Nails centres in […]

KEEP WATCH, DEAR LORD

Some people may have followed the story in the past of ‘Serena’, the woman who was trafficked to this country and whom we met in our previous church in Birmingham, and ‘Tila’, her daughter, now 10 years old. I launched a Justgiving site last year which wonderfully raised £1,000 for them, and this is an […]

INTROVERTING

I’ve just been on a writer’s weekend at a lovely place with delicious food, where we sat round tables for six in a room with a huge picture window overlooking the bay. The following day I got chatting to a fellow guest.  She had been on my table the previous evening, keeping everyone entertained with […]

Westminster attack

Originally posted on Nick Baines's Blog:
This is the script of this morning’s Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (written late last night after getting out of Parliament): I entered the chamber of the House of Lords yesterday afternoon, ready to lead prayers. A colleague came in and said there…