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 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 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.
A couple of updates, on my plans. Last month, I made the decision to head to the United States (NY); sooner rather than later. I gave notice to move out of Leeds on the 17th July. I plan to then head to Scotland for a meeting; and also a break perhaps. And then to head … Continue reading On the move
A final post about my time in Holland, and an update on my plans. Some photos below. In short, I have plans to be in the United States in July. The Easter week, and weekend, was a time of decision making. And of contact with people. And a good time, in fact! And I was deciding, … Continue reading Holland III (final)
"I am a tutor, a drummer, and I work." And then, I laugh. Perhaps because I have had such a confusing, and odd number of years. ... I get the question, "What do you do?" often. With some reflection now, the implementation is easy, because it is. I can tutor - and there is not much preparatory … Continue reading One step at a time
An excerpt from N.T. Wright’s tome, Jesus and the Victory of God, page 268: “Centuries of Christian usage have accustomed readers of the New Testament to think of “forgiveness” as primarily a gift to the individual person, which can be made at any time. It is, in that sense, abstract and ahistorical, however much it … Continue reading The church is no longer in a state of sin.