Discovered recently that Youngest Daughter’s hub enjoys messing about with photos and is very good at it. So I asked him how he would like to wrestle with a 60-year-old cine projector, screen and cine films from the 1950s?? Luckily for me, his eyes lit up. I have inherited all my Dad’s old cine films […]
Eldest daughter decided recently to celebrate her July birthday with a family barbeque, and we discovered she was planning it for our wedding anniversary, so we had a joint celebration. She organised the food, discussing recipes for marinades with husband of second daughter, who did sterling work with the barbie and knew exactly what he […]
One of the things that I’m finding stressful at present is the scaffolding that’s up all round our house, and workmen peering in through the windows as they fix and mend. I appreciate they have their job to do, but not having privacy is one of the things that I find most stressful, and it’s […]
Men can still be involved in church activities, even without being ordained. They can sweep paths, repair the church roof, change the oil in the church vans, and maybe even lead the singing on Father’s Day
To appreciate this fully, you need to know that it parodies some of the reasons that have been put forward against the ordination of women, ie: – a woman’s place is in the home – their children distract them – being female makes them unfit to preside at Communion – they were created second and […]
The main concern has been about what will happen to traditionalists, who cannot in conscience accept female bishops. This is not just a single issue, about the equality of women, by the way. It is also about what authority means in the church, and about sacramental assurance, and about Christian unity.
It appears that nobody really spoke against the concept of women bishops at the Church of England’s General Synod. It’s important to remember this, when you read some of the lurid headlines. The main concern has been about what will happen to traditionalists, who cannot in conscience accept female bishops. This is not just a […]