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Virtual Methodist · 2M ago

"Isaiah’s Mountain" or the "House on the Hill"

More bad poetry, "inspired" in part by Isaiah 2 and 11 and a few local happenings... It may seem cynical and snide, but in comparison with the cynical behaviour of our political leaders at p...
Virtual Methodist · 2M ago

The Not So Good News for 2016

I originally posted this on Christmas Eve... Now on New Year's Eve I've done a slight re-edit, as it seems an appropriate epitaph to an inauspicious old year, and a rallying cry for the new....
Virtual Methodist · 3M ago

Light Breaks into the Dungeon of Doubt

A monologue delivered in place of a sermon this morning in the Agape Centre inspired by today's Lectionary reading of  Matthew 11: 2-19. (John huddled in a blanket... coughing)The voice of o...
Virtual Methodist · 5M ago

Recycled Earth Ball

In keeping with our ecological theme for our Harvest weekend at Belfast South Methodist, including a very successful mini-conference/conversation yesterday entitled "Enough is Plenty" organi...
Virtual Methodist · 6M ago

A Psalm (?) for Sunday

The following is the responsive psalm we used to begin our 11am service today - although of course it isn't a Psalm at all but an adaptation of words from Deuteronomy.Listen, O heavens, and ...
Virtual Methodist · 6M ago

A Suitable Saint for 2016?

I've never seen a stage production of Shaw's St. Joan before, I did a dramatised reading of it when I was 19 at about 2 o'clock in the morning as part of a sponsored play reading... and I ha...
Virtual Methodist · 8M ago

Psalm for Sunday: Sing joyfully to the Lord

Its been a while since I posted one of these, but then again it's been a while since I posted anything at all, so here goes:Sing joyfully to the Lord, all you his people;Let his righteous pe...
Virtual Methodist · 8M ago

Memories and Myths of the Somme

I had one of those incidents this week of remembering something that didn't happen. Don't fear, I haven't developed false memory syndrome, although I am sure we have all experienced a variet...
Virtual Methodist · 9M ago

No Darkness to this Dream...

It's been a while since I posted any sort of theatre review on this blog. That's for a couple of reasons. First: lack of time - that's part of the reason my general blogging output has decre...
Virtual Methodist · 10M ago

Democracy?

Whilst preparing for a service tomorrow I stumbled on this dialogue I posted at this time 2 years ago... it is again pertinent (with a slide amendment) in this Ascensiontide, in the wake of ...