Youngest daughter and I have been getting her and her little boys ready for our son’s wedding this Saturday. She has got them little grey suits with waistcoats and matching ties, and I was ironing the white shirts. They are going to look soooooooooo cute … although if Toddler Bunting, who at the age of […]
Oh. my. goodness. What a change from a week ago when we last saw our son in law. Then he was heavily sedated and unconscious, in intensive care, and the outcome, we were told, could go any which way. Today he’s sitting up, still in the high-dependency ward. He’s talking and reasonably lucid, and managing […]
Ian is still in intensive care, but now out on the main ward where they also do high-dependency. He is off all sedation, and off oxygen too and can breathe normally. He’s very confused and has no idea how ill he’s been or why he’s still in hospital: but he was sitting up in bed […]
But in fact most early Asian Christians lived in a world in which they rarely or never allied with states and kings and always operated as minority faiths living in states dominated by other religions – by Persian Zoroastrians, by Muslims, Buddhists or Hindus. Christians existed alongside these other faiths, and regularly engaged in dialogues that were friendly and cooperative
Life is not hurrying
on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past.
Yesterday I saw a daisy Like a shining mirror of the dawn. The day before I walked over it without thought. Yesterday I saw. (Saunders Lewis, ‘A Daisy in April’)
This argument has never been about getting us all to agree. That is not going to happen. The challenge for Justin and his team is to how to get the church to disagree in a generous and respectful way. That has now been achieved.