Lent has now begun.And it started for me, as it does for many Christians, by being marked with ash on my forehead in the sign of the cross. Memento Mori. Remember you are but dust, and to dust you shall return. It’s a poignant reminder that over the centuries Lent has been a penitential time of […]

In the south west of England, in the head of a valley in Dorset where there once was a farm, there is a Friary — Hilfield Friary. Four days ago after a 7 hour plus journey, I arrived here into a world where life passes at that pace which is both fast and leisurely. Four times a […]

Bill Bryson Library – Durham Today I was due to be showing a friend of mine on my course the University Library. We’d both forgotten that we had a lecture first thing and so we went to it (and it was really interesting – on Christian views of deliverance ministry). After that, though, they got caught […]

It is common for Christians, and indeed people in general, to speak of humans as relational beings. “Christianity is not a ‘religion’, it’s a ‘relationship’”, they might say. When it comes to issues of morality they might say that it’s not so much about the act itself but the impact on the people. Advice (and […]