Wading At The Thin Place

‘Are you hurting and broken within? Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin? Jesus is calling.’ *** The Celtic Christians had a phrase ‘the thin place,’ the rare places where heaven and earth kiss, collapsing the space between them, tectonic plates of charisms and grace where from the gaps God bursts forth in beauty andContinue reading “Wading At The Thin Place”

10 Reasons To Apply For St Anselm

Applications are now open for the 2018/19 Community of St Anselm. In case you needed some encouragement to apply, here are my top ten* reasons why you should prayerfully consider it and give it a go… A rule of life will set you free. It sounds paradoxical, but it’s true. We follow a rule of life whichContinue reading “10 Reasons To Apply For St Anselm”

Meeting God on Punishment Beach

‘So, how was the retreat?’ ‘Er…’ I’ve recently returned from being on retreat with the Community of St Anselm. The title of it was ‘Life in the Holy Spirit.’ How was it? Hard to describe. And the lessons learnt from it, the moments of divine encounter will be processed more fully over the coming days,Continue reading “Meeting God on Punishment Beach”

‘I’ll Stand Before The Lord Of Song:’ The Reception History of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’

One year since the legendary singer, songwriter, poet, author, and ladies man died, Leonard Cohen’s words are still as haunting and poignant and beautiful as ever. His most famous work, ‘Hallelujah,’ from whose lyrics this blog has stolen its title from, is a theological masterpiece. Let me explain… My songs have come to me. I’veContinue reading “‘I’ll Stand Before The Lord Of Song:’ The Reception History of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’”