Monthly Archives: January 2016

Are you sitting comfortably?

I’m seated in an airplane doing upwards of 500miles an hour, 39000 feet above the ocean. If I’m honest, whenever I fly it doesn’t seem real. I know some of the theory, but there’s a magic to the fact that I get in a metal box, sit around for a few hours and get out somewhere completely different, many miles away. If I flew all the time, if it was integral to my life, I …

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Tithes and Trainers

Tithes and Trainers

This guy, bit of a legend. Canon Alan Farish, of Stockton Parish Church and previously All Saints, Eaglescliffe. My training incumbent’ I was his curate and at his church as a trainee vicar student for five years. I find that as time goes on I am increasingly indebted to his investment in me and the discipleship he gave me. I’m trying to encourage more people, it’s not quite a New Year’s resolution, more a desire …

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My Back, a parable?

I’ve broken my rules on regular blogging. Never mind. Unless someone wants to hold me to them? In summer 2014 was playing football in the gardens of a big stately home in Derbyshire. Not a serious game, 3 dads and 3 young boys. We did play for a good couple of hours in the sun, but I’d recently run a half marathon and was in pretty good shape. I woke up the next morning with …

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