an authentically split personality?

I’ve been wondering of late about authenticity (yes, I know, again), and whether – for a Christian – authenticity actually lies in a kind of split identity? I’ve been thinking about this a little bit since listening to a keynote at St Mellitus’ recent Holy Spirit in the World Today conference by Julie Canlis, which […]

thinking about the influences on an archbishop

Yesterday this piece on Justin Welby’s church history – specifically his relationship with Holy Trinity Brompton – appeared in the Guardian. I read the Guardian anyway, and I generally find Andrew Brown an interesting read – but it also came to me via an email with a ‘hmm’. I’m not entirely sure why: I mean, […]

Well, that was a little bleak / reflections on last night’s reflections

Last night I wrote: ‘One of the key qualities of humanity is the ability to lie…’ I think it’s a fair reflection of Miéville’s themes in Embassytown – but is it really what I think? I was sitting in church this morning, for what turned out to be a really lovely Pentecost service, and still […]

I’m a Consumer: Time to Detox

Lent starts tomorrow.  Today is a day of pancakes (with cinnamon, sugar and lemon, natch).  And tomorrow is a day for giving things up and reflecting upon life, generally.   Its something I don’t always do – but I think there is a place for taking a break from certain bits of your life and […]

Rachel Maddow: Interesting on Obama and the Prayer Breakfast

via I like Rachel Maddow a lot. I don’t always agree with her (though I’ll freely admit that I do agree with her more than 50% of the time, minimum).  If you hit the link, I hope you will end up at the right clip – it’s 2 February, entitled ‘GOP piety vs policy, […]