Category Archives: Theology

June 16

Rainbows and Replenishment

This photo is by  David Hayward The Naked Pastor. His prints are available to purchase on Etsy, and the image is copyright to David Hayward. A friend just reminded me of it as I was writing this post.   Yesterday whilst exposing the fundamentalist christian ‘anti trafficking’ org ‘Exodus Cry’, and the relationship between feminist […]

June 15

Puritan Movement

[Updated Sunday 16th June 2019].   I have spoken increasingly about the relationship between radical feminists/abolitionists and the religious right/ fundamentalist Christians. I now have even more reason to be wary.   Yesterday I pointed out the Exodus Cry have homophobic materials on their website. These are provided further down the blog.   I asked […]

May 11

Love

Rachel Held Evans the famous progressive Christian writer died on May 4th 2019 aged 37 years old. I did not know Rachel, but followed her on twitter and was inspired by her writings.  Rachel was a radically inclusive Christian: the kind of teaching that brought me back to the church. The idea that all are […]

April 21

Easter Sunday

He is risen. At this point there is confusion. Where is His body? The gospel of St. John 20.1-18 tells us the story, and we imagine it almost in real time. A frazzled and faithful Mary Magdalene running to exclaim that the Lord’s body has been taken. Mary just wants the body back. Anyone who […]

April 07

Jesus and sex workers

I was going to think of a snappier title but this post is about Jesus and sex workers, so there it is folks. Not in a rescue industry way. Not in a redemption and at-a-distance ‘pray for them’ way. I recently wrote a piece for the March 2019 issue of our parish magazine about ‘Evangelism […]

April 06

The angel and the girl

I must thank my lovely friend Ros for introducing me to this poem ‘The Angel and the Girl’ by Edwin Muir. Read it through a few times in its entire form (ideally aloud!) for its true beauty. “See, they have come together, see, While the destroying minutes flow, Each reflect’s the other’s face, Til heaven […]

April 03

Motivated

Just a note really to say that I am feeling motivated and positive. Living with Complex PTSD has been absolute hell at times, and it’s taken me a long time to begin to process my feelings. Leaving academia has been hard too and I have had a grieving process for the journey I thought my […]