Thursday, 26 April 2012
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
People will phone me and sometimes begin, “Sorry to disturb you.” I always answer, “Hey, I’m in the business of being disturbed.” I’m serious. Disturbances are the ministerial vocation, the locus of insinuating encounter, the way the good Lord says, “Excuse me …” – and an anticipation of his final interruption.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Monday, 9 April 2012
The Eerdmans blog put me on to this gallery of book spine poems. I've never heard of such a thing before, but I think it's a wonderful idea. Luckily, in my house there are books everywhere: and there is almost no method of organisation. On the same shelf you might find Harry Potter, plus a toddler's picture book, plus a book of prayers and something about vampires and the poems of T. S. Eliot, plus a cookbook and a mildewy edition of Thomas Aquinas and something no longer recognisable after the children have defaced it with crayons and sand and glue. A perfect way to arrange your shelves (I discovered) if you are an aspiring book spine poet! So after rummaging around the house for a while, here are five poems – one of which is really a complete systematic theology:
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Friday, 6 April 2012
On Radio National this morning, Scott Stephens and I talked about Rowan Williams and the Easter church. You can hear the interview here – it goes for about half and hour.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Sunday, 1 April 2012
promised day, the day
you come to us, riding
to the holy city, Israel's king,
glorious through the Golden Gate.
our coats before you, carpeting your way.
Today if we kept silent even the stones
would shout the benediction of your name.