Tuesday 2 June 2009

A Parish Nightmare

Early on Saturday morning, whilst asleep, my wife Clare pushed me, I awoke, surprised. She told me that in my sleep I'd been unsettled. She asked me if everything was okay. I grunted something about having a nightmare. She asked me what my nightmare was about and I replied.
My reply as written below was my reply. I'm not lying. Seriously.

Clare asked, "what was your nightmare about?"
I replied, "the Church of England were thinking about abolisihing the parish system."

I was serious, at 5:00AM. This was a nightmare and would be a nightmare.

Later that morning, at a more reasonable hour, it became clear to me. I.... AM..... AN.... ANGLICAN.....

I mean, I had known this for some time, but there's knowing something, and something invading your night hours and giving you nightmares.

I am an anglican.

I love the Parish system!

Just thought I'd share that.

Thursday 26 March 2009

A new era

Grammy winning lyrics from B.Y.O.B. by System of a Down. Still have a haunting feeling in the back of my mind that whilst the president has changed and the future is temporarily optimistic regarding that situation, there is a numbness of inevitability that these prophetic music lyrics will be repeated time and time again.... and it's not just presidents either.

Why don’t presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why don’t presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why, do, they always send the poor?
Why, do, they always send the poor?
Why, do, they always send the poor?
They always send the poor
They always send the poor

Still to be seen

Tuesday 10 March 2009

principle and foundation: following on from Ignatius

Humanity, in all its complexity and originality,
Was crafted in the image of divinity,
Created to worship the Trinity,
To fill the world with progeny,
And to be stewards of earth, sky and sea,

Through Christianity, humanity,
Is to stand in times of adversity,
To live alongside absurdity and anxiety,
In a world of profanity,
And in a culture of perversity,

To live in ways the world sees as insanity,
To be open about faith and not live in exclusivity,
But to live out faith collaboratively,
In community, with accountability, for all to see,
To preach Christ in his divine humility,
And to preach the Godhead as trinity,
To share the wonder of God’s infinity,
And his salvation for eternity, through his approachability,

Made distinct from manatee,
With the potential for apostolicity,
With an inner Holy Spirit shaped cavity,
With discipleship as a central capability,
Whether employed in book entry security
Or living in Carson City,
To live lives free from sins captivity,

To worship the Lord throughout history
In awe of the glory of God’s mystery,
To hold tightly to the hem of the garment of his deity,
To with our lives seek after his majesty,
And to struggle conceptually to yearn for his orthodoxy,
Through prayer and meditative sensitivity,

To look to his eternal city,
And then to humanity, and see the pity,
And be moved to activity, with tenacity,
In the knowledge that God has no temerity,
Or irrationality, but that essentially,
By Christ’s death and resurrection he has set us free.

Thursday 5 March 2009

Pro-activation of the blog

I feel that after seeing Bezzer's lastest blog, I too should be blogging. I have been blogged off for far too long. But all that is in the past now, a new sunny dawn of blogging is about to begin, 1..... , 2...... , 3.......