posted: 13 Jul 2010
A girl sings on the street
From the back of her throat
Her voice sings U2
Bono would be proud
No stadium to rock
Just a few pigeons
And a couple of old age pensioners
Tapping their feet
The Holy Trinity is behind her
" With or without you "
Echoes off the walls
She gives herself away
Sharing songs on a lunchtime break
She's coined a phrase
earned her lunch
She has to Run
Amy MacDonald couldn't do better
We visited St Andrew's today. The town is...
posted: 13 Mar 2010
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A few years ago I co-wrote this song with Iain Jamieson it was a reflection on a story I had heard about street children in Peru being sold for sex. It was at the same time we in the Vine Trust had sent our first medical ship to work on the Amazon. The Ship was sailing the Atlantic during 9/11 henece the pictures to link boat and 9/11 together. As for the title well I heard Tony...
posted: 3 May 2009
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Just back from Sanctuary First. the theme was all about moving from one space ro another . It was about helping us see that the way to bring about change in the life of the church is to be prepared to make the appropriate sacrifice.
Although it was a Bank Holiday weekend we were delighted to have a number of friends join with us in the worship. We were pomoting the C40 programme. this is our made up Discipleship programme. So if you want to join the Challenge...
posted: 2 Jan 2009
Its the second day in the new year and war seems to be round the corner for the Palastinians and the Israelis. Have a look at this Rueters web page my heart goes out to such people caught up in the middle of years of mistrust and injustice on both sides.
I'm wondering where Tony Blair is in all this? I thought he was the special emissary in the middle east? I haven't heard his name mentioned once in the news. I wonder of Israel and Hamas are escalating all this...
posted: 3 Nov 2008
I was speaking to someone at the end of last week. We ended up talking about the fact that God often uses the things in our lives that we are ashamed of to make us into better people. The cracks and the scars still remain but they make us more valuable.
I told the person this story. When I was a young minister i used to take my daughter out on some of my parish visits. One day an elderly lady gave SJ a present. It was a dolls cup and saucer, one that she had when...