Sermons

Two Coal Fires and One Cock’s Crow

Have you ever done something and then instantly regretted it? I certainly know I have. When I fourteen I was in my first PE lesson since coming out of plaster cast for two broken wrists. My teacher asked me and my friend to sort out the equipment cupboard. Students weren’t normally allowed in the equipment… Continue reading Two Coal Fires and One Cock’s Crow

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Theology

Food, Faith, and Farming

The facts, statistics and trajectories on agrarian issues, farming debates and the wide-ranging subject of food are difficult to ignore and often overwhelming. In a world population of 7.5 billion, which shows no signs of an imminent plateau, the resources of the world remain steadfastly finite. Furthermore, this finite world is increasingly a fragile one:… Continue reading Food, Faith, and Farming

Theology

‘Emotion is Autobiographical’: Father-Son Relationships in the Writings of Leonard Cohen

On the anniversary of his death, another look at the remarkable Leonard Cohen. Where does one begin when writing about Leonard Cohen? Is it with audacious student whose literary ability was astounding audiences while still an undergraduate at McGill; or with the boundary-pushing post-modern novels; or with the astonishing longevity of his music career? The… Continue reading ‘Emotion is Autobiographical’: Father-Son Relationships in the Writings of Leonard Cohen