Ponderings are my blog articles, beginning in September 2020, following our move back to Cambridge for retirement.
At the beginning of the 1662 Ordering of Priests, the Bishop mentions to the ordinands three 'weighings' that they should have in remembrance:
'to how weighty an office and charge ye are called';
'we have good hope that you have well weighed and pondered these things with yourselves long before this time;
'that you will pray to the God the Father that...' 'by daily reading and weighing of the Scriptures, ye may wax riper and stronger in your ministry'.
20/03/2021 from Ponderings
The five ways in which the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year: launch of 'Friends of the Centre'; launch of a book of global Anglican perspectives on prayer; a history of the Centre; five lectures, 'Transfiguring World Christianity'; and a book of 25 essays, Connecting Christianities.
23/01/2021 from Ponderings
The journey of a multi-artform project - art, poetry and music - inspired by seven biblical women, from commission to publication and performance.
09/12/2020 from Ponderings
In my Ponderings for December 2020, I reflect on the three most recent popes, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, by interweaving comment, poetry, and autobiography. The article was published originally on Covenant, the weblog of The Living Church, on 8 Dec 2020, and is republished here with permission and thanks.
16/11/2020 from Ponderings
My Ponderings for November is my review, commissioned, and accepted for publication in 2021, by the journal Modern Believing, of the book Imagining Mission with John V. Taylor by Jonny Baker and Cathy Ross (SCM Press, 2020). My poem, 'Thanksgiving: Bishop John V Taylor' was published in Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020) and may be seen here.
23/10/2020 from Ponderings
In my second Ponderings, for October, I describe five events which are part of the book launch of Nourishing Connections.
06/09/2020 from Ponderings
In this, the first of my Ponderings, I introduce this new website, 'Nourishing Connections: theology, mission, poetry'.