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I [don’t] vow to thee my country

The church [congregation] I’m part of sings hymns. Mostly they are lovely, and well-chosen. But this morning’s service included ‘I vow to thee my country’ (it made sense given the theme of the service, and how well known it is) … Continue reading

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A letter to my 16 year old self

While browsing Freshly Pressed, I came across a post entitled “Dear Me: A Letter to my 16 Year Old Self”. Which made me think … if I were writing to myself aged 16, what would I say? At first I … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Advent

(Apologies for poor photo quality – the one thing I miss about my previous phone, the Blackberry I have now is a step backwards in terms of the camera)

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thoughts on ritual

As a Cambridge Alumna, I get CAM – the Cambridge Alumni Magazine. The latest issue arrived about a week ago, but I didn’t get round to reading it until today. It’s CAM’s 21st Anniversary, and so there’s an article discussing … Continue reading

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A video about advent

http://youtu.be/S02KOlw7dlA

Momastery shared this video on Facebook today. I rather like it.

(NB: for the record I don’t really know anything about Busted Halo, the organisation that produced the video, I just like this one clip)

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Advent

As you may have picked up from my post about this last year, I still feel quite new to this whole liturgy thing. But I am becoming more and more convinced that I like it. So we come to the … Continue reading

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A Very Short Introduction: The Old Testament (part book review, part rant)

Yesterday, I went into Heffers. I was only planning to buy one book, which is work-relevant (Amongst Mathematicians, by Elena Nardi). But once I was in there … well. (I find it very hard to resist buying books in Heffers. … Continue reading

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Love, courage, and wisdom

The following quotation appears at the beginning of Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution – that’s where I came across it. Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as … Continue reading

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Passing on Wisdom?

xkcd: Certainty (http://xkcd.com/263/) In the last week or so, I’ve been thinking about the difficulties inherent in trying to impart knowledge/skills/habits/information/anything to anyone. This is partly in response to things I’ve been reading or hearing which make me sit back … Continue reading

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What are you learning?

From the sermon at Church yesterday: How and what are you learning? The message was focused on drawing attention to the fact that many of us go through daily life doing things that need to be done without really thinking … Continue reading

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