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Jonah and the Whale Vomit

Last night, while the rest of the work was gently sleeping, I found myself counting 17 mosquito bites. I'm no stranger to that kind of thing in Britain, so Aussie Mozzies (...just guessing that's a term, but - surely...?) are... Continue Reading →

A Chance Encounter With a Former Church Member

Ever since beginning to deconstruct my faith, I’ve joked with myself it feels like I must be wearing a neon sign that says, “Hi, I’m going to Hell because I’m examining my faith more closely” when I’m in town and... Continue Reading →

Scared of sacred texts? (Daring to look beyond the Bible…) Part 1

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”, are the familiar words of 2 Timothy 3:16, written, probably, by a sincere follower of Paul borrowing his name sometime during the first century. You... Continue Reading →

Talking about God for fun

When you are absolutely confounded by the meanness of people, that’s a moment when you are close to God, or so I was told by someone who has tried to tease out a relevance for Christian mythology in our post-God... Continue Reading →

My Journey Through Life

I’m now 81. As an only child I lived through WWII and watched some of what was going on in the skies over Southern England as the Germans attacked London. Growing up after the war there was no TV; no computers;... Continue Reading →

My conversation with Julian in Bristol

Reevaluating the architecture of church

I read in the Telegraph that one in six young people in the UK self-identify as Christian; of those a significant proportion say they made their decision following a visit to a church. Not to a service, just to the... Continue Reading →

TWS Conversation 10| Will on belonging, believing, deconstruction, God

Another face to face conversation with someone from the Way Station: this time with Will (Thornbury, UK) 

Walls and pews and mindsets: a radical inside out perspective for authentic church

A few years ago, the vicar of my then (Evangelical Anglican) church encouraged the congregation to meditate on the future of that church - so I did, and had a vision of the church turning itself inside out - literally... Continue Reading →

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