Journal entry, 29 July 2016

For more than a few years I have kept a journal.  As I sat down to write this blog about my present visit to Amsterdam I realized I had no more to share than what I had already written in my journal this morning.  And so, gentle reader: for one time only, my journal. Friday, … Continue reading Journal entry, 29 July 2016


Farewell to parish ministry. (For now?)

And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them.  - I Samuel 22, 2 That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it, fellow clergy?  Memorize it; it's your life verse. Whether you knew it at the time or … Continue reading Farewell to parish ministry. (For now?)

Advent One*

A voice says, “Cry out!” And I say, “What shall I cry?” Silence. Barren trees upon Frozen mountains, steely blue under grey-clad sky; Witnesses. Better: underlings, collaborators, Tongue-biting lackeys of a Higher Power. The crow dares, dark of heart and wing. Colour commentator of things not his business. "Ga!", he shouts convincingly. A single word … Continue reading Advent One*