After years of writing for other people and organizations, it makes sense to have somewhere to contain ones thoughts, hopes and inspiration. I hope these ruminations will feed the mind and soul and make sense of our journey together as I begin my retirement. The past few months have given me time to paint and … Continue reading “Welcome to my blog”
What to do about the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict?
The conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian communities has reached a new low level these past few weeks as hundreds of civilians are caught in this very militarized war that we are seeing daily in news reports. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued a statement, the Bishop of Jerusalem has issued a statement and … Continue reading “What to do about the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict?”
Preparing to retire
Dear parishioners: June 29th (the feast of St. Peter and Paul) marks my 44th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood in the Church of Ireland’s Lisburn Cathedral. It will also mark the final month of my working in active ordained ministry before retiring at the end of July. My last Sunday as St. Paul’s … Continue reading “Preparing to retire”
Sermons from the Hill
Ascension 2021 -The sermon interprets the Ascension story in the context of the Jewish Exodus and liberation, as well as looking through the lens of imperialism. The recent violence between Arab and Israeli forces grounds the Ascension story (that happened at the site of the Al Aqsa Mosque) is a reminder to the church … Continue reading “Sermons from the Hill”
The Reluctant Revolutionary? Martin Luther and the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this weekend.
The Reluctant Revolutionary? A Lenten Pilgrimage in the Steps of Martin Luther: March 2017 A convergence of opportunities led to a surprising Lenten retreat 4,000 miles from home. It all centered around the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and I felt I needed to give some background on Martin Luther (1483-1546) and on sites associated … Continue reading “The Reluctant Revolutionary? Martin Luther and the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this weekend.”
Don’t forget our friends and relatives affected by the hurricanes
Helping Bishop Griselda and others in the Caribbean https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/partnering-to-help-rebuild-caribbean-communities?utm_campaign=oc&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=crowdrise An increasing number of my friends are wondering what we can do to provide support to communities in the Caribbean region that have been devastated by severe hurricanes this past month. As the media cameras leave and other compelling news stories occupy public attention, many people … Continue reading “Don’t forget our friends and relatives affected by the hurricanes”