Thursday, June 25, 2009

ancient faith, future mission - update

The book in which I co-wrote a chapter with Ian Mobsby on new monasticism - Ancient faith, Future Mission - is selling very well apparently and getting good reviews.

Monday, June 22, 2009

mayBe weekend away: farewells

Great time at the mayBe weekend away - but emotional too - the last mayBe gathering for Gail and I in our current roles, with lots of farewells. Community goes deep, and we can't have the joy without the cost. The community organised a really good farewell ritual for us. Here's some pics from Andrea taken at the eucharist on Sunday morning.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wildworks: the beautiful journey

Down in Devon this week getting stuff ready for the move, and went to a brilliant piece of improvised and interactive theatre last night at Devonport Dockyard with our friend Jackie. Wildworks are based in Cornwall, and this wild work called 'the beautiful journey' is wonderful - fun, beautiful, moving, strange and ultimately hopeful. The story is part inspired by Homer's Odyssey - which I haven't read since I was at school - must revisit it. The dockyard setting is brilliant. Really tempted to go a second time!

Monday, June 08, 2009

imagine a world without fish

It's world oceans day and I'm marking it by going to see the documentary-film end of the line [imagine a world without fish] tonight. We have been over-fishing around the world for decades, and the message of this film is that we must take decisive action now. I understand that there are, finally, plans being made in the EU to stop the crazy policy of throwing [inconveniently caught but of course since-expired] fish back into the sea to keep to landed quotas.

The pic is of the sea on the north coast of Mull, from the place where I did my bit for fish stocks by catching nothing when I went fishing for our supper last month. The cormorant in flight seemed happy and healthy enough [as did my other visitors - diving gannets, a seal and an otter] so I'm pleased to say that not all the fish have gone yet. But this is a really serious issue.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


It's Trinity Sunday, and again Rublev's icon is worth our deep attention, icon of community, presence and life, flowing of God's life for all being...