Imagine this. “A formerly homeless theatre workshop participant searches out the right characters for his tableau; he scans the group, and points to me. He places me in the scene; he lifts my arms and shapes my hand into a dismissive wave; he adjusts my hips and torso; he sculpts my face with his fingers, […]
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor is set in an unnamed village in Derbyshire’s Peak District. On the surface this is a story about what happens to a village community when tragedy strikes. Buried deep is the question of how a community can sustain a compassionate interest in the aftermath of tragedy. Reservoir 13 opens with […]
John Lees has written a guide to self-supporting ministry that is challenging and practical. But is self-supporting ministry just about those who are clergy?
There’s a division of opinion about whether Luke wrote 70 or 72 in for the number Jesus sent out. I think it makes a difference and that there are arguments either way. But it seems a bit of a geeky question.
Refugees can be read two ways. Every refugee story can be read two ways. Usual media accounts tell the story such as “migrants have been prevented” – or, as here, “Illegals have landed”. Little is told of the desperate back stories of the refugees. Their voice is unheard. Refugees can be read two ways. It […]
During Refugee Week I have been posting a poem a day. Today’s poem is one to watch. It highlights misleading promises, extreme dangers and dashed hopes than many refugees have to face. Please click the image to see and hear North Star Fading – a zoom comic from PositiveNegatives who tell true stories drawn from […]
The British by Benjamin Zephaniah – one of a series of poems I have chosen to post for Refugee Week