Category Archives: Theology

August 25

Spiritual Nourishment

  This photo was taken on a beautiful day which I blog about here. It seems like a lifetime ago now, before the pandemic that has changed our lives beyond recognition. This picture speaks of joy, of togetherness, of spiritual nourishment, of quality time with my mum, a circle of strong women who uplift one […]

March 15

The challenge of COVID-19

We live in strange times. This feels like an episode of Black Mirror or a Netflix drama. I remain half convinced that this is a nightmare. It is important that we all write journals, blogs, video clips, tweets, and make sure this time is documented. The future sociologists, behavioural psychologists, historians, politicians…they will all want […]

February 02

Prisons and Theology

Today is the final day of Christmas, it’s Candlemas. Now we head towards Easter and if you are a Christian, the cross.   Yesterday I blogged about space and emotions.   Today Rev Richard Ormond  (highly recommend you give him a follow) tweeted the following link. “There’s something very powerful about our sense of place. […]

January 14

Self care is a radical act

  “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” —Audre Lorde I have used this Lorde quotation before and it is resonating more than ever. One day I will share more of my story with you, wax drippings onto scorched paper, but for now I must […]

September 01

Humility and Hospitality

    Today my research on organized crime groups was quoted in the Liverpool Echo. And this morning in church our gospel reading was Luke 14. 1, 7-14 which was brilliantly apt and spoke to me about so much. It is a part of the gospel of St. Luke where we are really getting into […]

August 29

Critical thinking and drugs policy

My research on Organized Crime Groups (OCG’s) has been quoted in the Liverpool Echo Sunday 1st September 2019. I am the Co-Founder and Facilitator of a social group for blind and visually impaired people. On bank holiday Monday we had a lovely walk and then a few soft drinks outside a pub enjoying the sun. […]

August 25

Judgement

  Just chilling out on a sunny bank holiday Sunday afternoon reflecting on today’s sermon. The gospel reading was Luke 13:10-17. The passage which focuses on judgement resonated with a lot of debates I have had recently which have focused on the ‘other’, and in particular their worth or their status of being deserving or […]

August 18

Sex Workers and Faith

  As a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds, I will be exploring the relationships between sex workers and faith, and indeed fundamentalist christian organizations and their unhealthy relationships with radical feminists (and the funding of such groups). I have blogged about theology and sex […]

July 14

What you do for the least of these

Social media and the news are full of horrifying images of humans locked in cages and children dying trying to cross seas, rivers and deserts. This is 2019 and we live in dark times.   Some days I feel burned out and devastated by what I see.   I have posted about these issues here. […]

June 30

Heavy is the Head that wears the Crown

Stormzy at the Brits with his poignant and brutal comments about Grenfell. I have used this imagery and lyrics in lectures. Stormzy is an amazing artist, a poet and a visual performance artist.   “Like, ‘Yo, Theresa May, where’s that money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? You’re criminals and you […]