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Virtual Methodist · 1M ago

Journey with Jonah: Strange Salvation

Episode 2 of our Journey with Jonah. (The blurry photo is of the performance of parts 1 & 2 in Dublin in 2004 that started me on the blogging pathway)You really won't believe it! Where had I...
Virtual Methodist · 1M ago

A Psalm for Sunday: Praise to the Lord who Listens...

This has been a tough week. It began with my birthday but any celebrations were somewhat subdued because I awoke to the news that one of my brothers had been taken in for radical surgery. He...
Virtual Methodist · 1M ago

A Feather on the Breath of God

Having posted a prayer by St. Teresa of Avila earlier in the week, below is one drawn from another inspiring medieval woman, the German Benedictine, Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179), a veri...
Virtual Methodist · 1M ago

God Never Changes

Once a month I meet with a group of friends and colleagues for a midweek lunch and discussion of where things are in the world, particularly this peculiar corner of it. At the close of it we...
Virtual Methodist · 1M ago

Where can I go?

Two posts in two days! Almost prolific by recent standards... This is a partner piece to yesterday's Jonah monologue, It's a responsive Psalm loosely based on Psalm 139: 7-14 which we used f...
Virtual Methodist · 1M ago

You Just Wouldn't Believe it...

Back in ancient history I was first prompted to start a blog because people were asking for the text of a monologue I wrote based on the story of Jonah, Indeed the avatar for that blog was m...
Virtual Methodist · 2M ago

Is Seeing Believing?

I am sure you've seen it by now... the multiple photos of Pope Francis looking seriously non-plussed standing beside a grinning President Trump... perhaps juxtaposed with photos of Francis l...
Virtual Methodist · 4M ago

Laughter in the Last Days of Lent...

We're in the last few days of Lent, that seriously solemn season, with Holy Week its sombre culmination... Sadly, all too often for clerics the last few days before Easter is a frantic time ...
Virtual Methodist · 4M ago

Getting Angry with Jesus

Last week I shouted at Jesus...It wasn't some sort of pious lament or in a dramatic "Two Cathedrals" way (if you don't understand I can't explain)...I simply, in a moment of exasperation, bl...
Virtual Methodist · 4M ago

An Epistle To Our Elected Leaders

Dear DUP and Sinn Fein, My friend Stocki has already sent you, and our other political leaders, an open letter, and social media suggests that many agree with what he says (including myself)...