I was asked today, "Why Philadelphia?" I was in NYC until today, with uncertain plans. The short answer is, prayer. Yesterday morning, I prayed about the next step forward. A theological school in Newark, NJ is on my mind and Philadelphia happens to remind me of prayer, above all. When I helped at the school, … Continue reading Why Philly?
I am currently in rural Asturias, and it has been a good opportunity to have a break, and while working (manual labour). Sunrise, is pictured below. And the neighbours cows wandering onto the grass in front of the vegetable patch. An evening walk, And a local cideria/cafe ... On Wednesday, I catch the bus to … Continue reading Rural Asturias
I leave for Spain tomorrow morning. A bus to Manchester, and then a flight to Bilbao. I am most looking forward to the time to plan for the United States. To pray, think and to write. (I have decided to "work stay" for about two weeks in the mountains of Asturias, near Oviedo. I will … Continue reading Asturias
The narrowing of my vocation (mentioned in a recent post), is to write theology, as the main thing. Rather than tutoring, as the main thing. I am planning a commentary on Romans 1:16-17, already. ... And I hope with fruit.
I think I am going to move to Spain, at least until I move to America. The past month has been a whirlwind. With the decision to head to the United States, met with the recognition that it ought to be "practical." And with a focus on vocation (doing what? and how?), and which has … Continue reading To Spain
Edinburgh day 6, was correspondence and a step of faith. The offer to share on the Christian story, and the welcome of hospitality. (I am returning to Leeds for the moment.) ... Edinburgh day 7 was correspondence on vocation, theology and The United States. And, a moment to consider "place", when writing theology. (I happened … Continue reading Edinburgh farewell
Edinburgh day four Day five. Whereas Edinburgh is known for "the" castle, I went to Lauriston Castle, instead. The grounds were peaceful. As in peaceful (and welcoming)
Edinburgh day 2, was a letter in a library. An intellectual day. ... Edinburgh day 3, was a trip to Calton lookout.
I am in Edinburgh. Yesterday, I was exhausted. I moved out of my place in Leeds that morning, having put some things into storage the day before. And then a three hour train ride to Edinburgh. On about four hours sleep. I checked-in, walked into the city, and dozed in the park. Day 1.
The gospel is sharp! The church has a lot of power up her sleeve. As though a Harley Davidson in the garage, when you only thought you had a scooter (and as cool as scooters can be). Or, an iPhone X, when you thought you had an old Nokia. Or, a nugget of gold, when you … Continue reading The sharp and the blunt