Interesting times

Sometimes I find my blog-energy waning a bit. Maybe it’s the extraordinary mixtures of things. Among the bits of my day yesterday, I spent some time in a meeting attempting to formulate our response to the proposed Anglican Covenant – as always trying to identify the Anglican Goldlocks ‘just right’ point – prescriptive enough that it means something but not so prescriptive that it is used to drive a new and limiting orthodoxy. And on to a meeting of Mission to Seafarers in Scotland. I listened yesterday to broadcaster and Times columnist Libby Purves talking movingly about the suicide of her son. Coincidentally you can find her here talking about the divisions in Anglicanism. Meanwhile police were digging up a garden in Kent. And, finally, as I unfolded my Brompton bicycle in the public car park outside Halfords in Perth today, I pondered the extraordinary story of the man who simulated sex with his bicycle. What does one make of it all?


  1. And if you’re God-centred, then you’ll not be able to help making God turn up even when you didn’t mean to! (I was always being accused by my pupils of bringing God into everything. I was rather pleased by this!)

  2. Don’t think that’s a male control thing – your lurking suspicion sounds closer to God. I find she’s forever turning up in the most surprising people & places, & times.

  3. Well yes. But I have a lurking suspicion that I need to connect things up in some way – maybe the ‘God’ view of the world is about the inter-connectedness of all things whereas ‘the world’ pretends that there are no linkages and therefore nothing matters very much. But then again, maybe that’s just a male control thing.

  4. As a regular (daily) diarist for the past half-century I’d say you just have to write about something which strikes you – even if it’s not the big story of the day. Otherwise I’d be blogging about … football?

  5. I know what you mean +David – sometimes there are just too many and diverse things going on just to have even a moment to reflect on them all – perhaps we are now beginning to emerge from the blogging era as once we emerged from the vinyl record era? We may all one day become post-bloggers? Of course, it’s also difficult to maintain a daily routine of writing anything in such a hectic world.

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