We’ve been in Cambridge this weekend – at Sidney Sussex College. The reason is that Professor Eugenio Biagini is one of an increasing number of historians who are exploring the story of the Southern Irish Protestants after Irish Partition. One of the contemporary sources turns out to be the sermons written by my maternal grandfather, Canon Ernest Bateman. So I’m going to meet his students this morning to have a talk about all that. I have a slight feeling that he knows much more about all this than I do.
Meanwhile I added another to my own sermon archive last night with this about the light and the dark – testing my belief that it should be possible to date a sermon from its content by starting with Oskar Pistorius