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Ray's Blog: October 2021

Cop26

COP26

Previously unencountered microbes leap to human hosts from other animals in an ongoing ‘zoonotic spillover’. Habitat destruction, such as deforestation and industrialised agriculture put increasing numbers of humans in contact with highly stressed animal and insect populations.  The real virus is unaccountable business greed that gobbles up natural...

Posted at 14:05pm on 31st October 2021

Calling Australian Desert Christians

Austrlaian CAH Guardian Bruce Challenor has just published  LIVING GOD’S WORD: Ancient Wisdom from Early Monasticism. We have placed a copy in our pilgrims' Library on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.  I have written the following preface: 

Billy Graham once said ‘God has no grandchildren’. He meant that each...

Posted at 10:28am on 30th October 2021

Schools Curriculum Row Over Indigenous Peoples

Media carried news of a row about UK schools curriculum content.  It is claimed that people who promote the British Empire as a Good Thing rather than appraise good and bad elements have allowed the teaching syllabus to trash indigenous peoples.   Brendan's Return Voyage: A New American Dream: Indigenous, Post-Colonial, and...
Posted at 09:35am on 25th October 2021

Australian Desert Retreat House

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Posted at 16:42pm on 21st October 2021

Conundrum

In September I blacked out during a riverside Communion service beside the river Tweed at Old Melrose. A priest who thought I was dying sang a song of faith over me before two angels in the form of ambulance officers stood each side of me, and the land owner bumped...

Posted at 12:12pm on 17th October 2021

Norway – A Way For The World

 

Graham Booth and I surmounted unbelievably complicated Covid regulations in order to spend eight days in Norway.  I led a retreat on the idyllic Wolves Island in the parish of Frode Fjelbraten, for his colleagues,  co-workers and youth workers, and for members of Anamcara (the Norway branch of...

Posted at 16:57pm on 7th October 2021
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