Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 (NRSVA) Confession time; I am a perfectionist. For those that know me and know how hard I drive myself this will come as no surprise. For me, a task is never finished only every abandoned and I have got really good at abandoning tasks… Continue reading Jesus Falls and the Magic of Mastery
So now my bretheren, let us sing, not to delight our leisure, but to ease our toil. In the way that travellers are in the habit of singing, sing but keep on walking. What does it mean “keep on walking”? Go onward always – but go onward in goodness, for there are, according to the… Continue reading Quote – From one of St Augustine’s Sermons
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?
Firstly I have reached a bit of an impasse. I seem to be totally confused about what has been put into my local congregations Newsletter. So what I am going to do is keep posting them to the editor when finished and putting up Monthly one here, but the order will not be the same… Continue reading A Restless People