This book is written by an American Evangelical Quaker. So there are a number of things that need tackling before getting into the book. I have learnt that while Quakers are often seen in this country as liminal to Christian orthodoxy in the US they come in two varieties. There are those who are theologically… Continue reading Sacred Compass: The Spiritual Way of Discernment by J Brent Bill
past the water channel that marks the boundary of the arrow-grass salt marsh we finally step out onto mudflats then awkwardly hop about as we remove clumsy boots tie laces together and hang them from our packs then roll our trousers above the knee in preparation for the traverse cautiously we move trying to avoid… Continue reading Pilgrim Path
When I am walking a long distance path I do not aspire to get lost. I am happy to take my time over the journey but actually getting lost at best means it will take longer and at worst is dangerous. To this end I use multiple navigation techniques: Waymarking – that is keeping a… Continue reading On straying and finding the trail
This is initial thinking and it is not simple. Firstly, one of the big shocks of my thesis was that the Reformed Spirituality is instinctively Green. It is really weird because the people who are most surprised by this are the Reformed. The idea that getting out into the natural world is good for the… Continue reading Solitary Walking – a Reformed Spiritual Practice?