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Ray's Blog: September 2019

Final Words

A short illness prevented me from delivering my two papers at this year's UK Durham Summer School.  And the wrong versions  were sent for others to read!  The correct versions can be downloaded from this web site.   I was then  asked to conclude the school with a message.  I...

Posted at 15:56pm on 30th September 2019

A Prayer For South Africa

One of our much loved and heroic Aidan and Hilda community members from South Africa, Bishop Eric Pike, has issued this prayer for his country.  Why not use it and apply it to your situation?.
 
Father your Word tells us to:  ‘act justly, to love mercy and to...

Posted at 20:04pm on 27th September 2019

What The Queen Could Say

 The Jeremy Vine UK TV show noted the Queen’s displeasure that confidential conversation with former Prime Minister David Cameron had been made public, and it invited viewers to text in what they thought the Queen should say to Broken Brexit Britain. I suggest  this:

 

 ‘Remainers and Brexiters, Unionists and...

Posted at 17:19pm on 20th September 2019

Humour

The situation in my country is so unspeakable (don't talk about it) that a supper for veteran ministers resorted to the telling of jokes about golden oldie hymns from good Queen Victoria's era.  Try singing these for starters:

I’m on the pil(l), I’m on the pil(l), I’m on the pilgrim way...

I...

Posted at 10:16am on 13th September 2019

Creation Season

The church of Jesus Christ throughout the world now celebrates Creation Season throughout September.  Those in the northern hemisphere may focus on harvest; those in the southern hemisphere may focus on spring - but climate change campaigners everywhere may draw on rich resources. Creation Day opened the season on September 1.

This...

Posted at 08:11am on 8th September 2019
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