Category Archives: Theology

April 17

When the Dust Settles

Professor Lucy Easthope is the country’s leading emergency planner/disaster expert. When the Dust Settles Stories of love, loss and hope from an expert in disaster was published by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2022. I was lucky to meet Lucy online during the start of the pandemic, which then resulted in meeting up when lockdown […]

March 01

Leaning Towards Lent

2022. The world is in a mess. The people of Ukraine are in need of our support as are the people of Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Ethiopia and around the world. Matthew 26.40 “The King will reply, ‘ I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you […]

February 20

The trees will know calm in the morning

I am forever indebted to the wisdom of trees. I wrote a Theology post here about God being in the rubble, and the comfort of Lammas. I have always loved trees, nature, the outdoors. It is my place of thinking and reflecting and stillness. The worst part of the pandemic response for my mental health […]

December 30

Pass the Light On

Sitting in the cathedral clutching my candle we were told “If you’ve got a neighbour pass the light on” as the flame did a relay throughout the people. We each cautiously lit the wick of our immediate neighbour’s candle, anticipating the lights being switched off and sitting bathing in the glow of our flames. Alone […]

September 12

God is in the rubble

I don’t write with an audience in mind for this blog. It is just my musings in a public space. I am not a Theologian, so I hope I can do justice to the work discussed. I have written elsewhere on the blog that I am angry with the church during the pandemic. My faith […]

August 23

So I trust, too

My friend Ros sent me the verse above during a difficult time. I come back to it frequently. I have made no secret that I have found myself politically homeless during the pandemic, and have been disappointed and disgusted with an organized left who have no acknowledgement of competing harms. Privileged middle class academics who […]

August 20

Death, Sociology and the People

I am currently on week 3 of my month-long annual leave. I have fallen into a comforting pattern of lay-ins (I usually get up at 5am) long walks with the dogs, yoga, time with my husband, friends and family. I work all year looking forward to this summer break, and this slowness is what I […]

August 01

Let Go, and Let God

Today is the 1st of August. It is Lammas or Lammastide, a day celebrated by Pagans and Christians. It is the first wheat harvest and we praise God and/or the land for the bread that nurtures us. For Pagans the emphasis is on death and rebirth, the cycle of life. The richness of the ground […]

February 22

Reconciliation and Lent

Two years ago on my blog I wrote the following: “Lent is a slow turning ourselves towards God. It is the season of Lent; a reckoning of how we see the world afresh through the lens of the cross“. It came after 2 crown court trials in a year and the worst time of my life. I […]

January 03

‘Sex for rent’ and ‘anti trafficking’

*This image depicts candles I lit to commemorate International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2020. May you rest in power*. Globally sex workers are under attack. During a global pandemic which has disproportionately harmed and killed the poorest and most marginalized in our societies, people are advocating to further attack the incomes of […]