Small Kindnesses – where holiness dwells

Small Kindnesses I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walkdown a crowded aisle, people pull in their legsto let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you”when someone sneezes, a leftoverfrom the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die” we are saying.and sometimes, when you spill lemonsfrom your grocery bag, someone else will help youpick them […]

Preparing for responsible companionship

Theological perspectives have changed.¬†Tonight I am meeting with our “Readers’ Council” to hear their concerns about their “Continuing Ministerial (Professional) Development”.These changes in theological perspective will be very much on my mind. Reader ministry in the Church of England was “revived” in 1561 and in 1866 to minister in poorer parishes “destitute of an incumbent” […]