Category skills of love

The late David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham

Following the death of David Jenkins on September 4th, I want to bear witness in my own small way to his great stature as a man and true priest.

The first obituaries I read gave prominence to his Virgin Birth and Resurrection “denials.”  And of course, in his time, he was called “The Red… Continue reading The late David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham

Can Liberal Democracy Survive our Tumult ?

Can liberal democracy survive our tumultuous, bewildering, frightening, dangerous times ? Can it surmount them ? Can it contain and even direct the flailing social forces at work towards positive solutions, a viable human future ?

As things stand, it seems not to be coping at all. It is surely in great danger of… Continue reading Can Liberal Democracy Survive our Tumult ?

Three Poems post-Brexit

 

Last Stand

 

The hyphen between

I and Thou

is our last stand

and foothold.

There’s nowhere else

to retreat to. No set answer

no fixed place. Centuries back

the desert fathers came here

and left strange word behind

among… Continue reading Three Poems post-Brexit

Riding the Hyphen between I and Thou

With our present tumult and travails in mind, I have remembered a series of poems I wrote in the mid-nineties called “I Hyphen Thou.” I thought they might be relevant then, but they seem even more so now. Below are two short extracts.

The idea of the hyphen is based on a book called… Continue reading Riding the Hyphen between I and Thou

Dignity and Light

Dignity and Light posterTwo new poem collections are about to be uploaded on the website of the project I run, called “Poems for…“.

One of them is on Learning Disability and is called “Poems for… Bridges to Learning Disability”  The other… Continue reading Dignity and Light

Poems for United Response (2)

United Response is a UK registered charity which supports people who have disabilities. It aims to help them fulfill themselves in the community. It seeks to ensure they receive their basic human rights.

It is one of many good organisations seeking to maintain and strengthen our society’s bindings, in times and under leaders seemingly… Continue reading Poems for United Response (2)

Poems for United Response

United Response is a registered charity which supports people who have disabilities. It aims to help them fulfill themselves and be less isolated in our community. It seeks to ensure they receive their basic human rights.

In mentioning this particular organisation here, I am not seeking to advertise it at the possible expense of… Continue reading Poems for United Response

What’s a “Carer” ?

Each of us surely wants to be acknowledged as a “caring” person, even while so much that is uncaring is happening all round us – perpetrated presumably by aliens. The Head Rude-boy of Blingland has presided over changes in the Benefit system that disgrace us all, even while they continue sufficiently popular with his constituency… Continue reading What's a "Carer" ?

What is this world? What asketh men to have ?

There was once a teacher whose words had unusual power. Crowds gathered wherever he spoke.  But somehow and at the same time, his mere presence seemed to threaten all order and decorum in the city.  With wonderful persuasiveness, he seemed to be calling a whole way of life into question. He was advocating change, astonishing… Continue reading What is this world? What asketh men to have ?

I and Thou and Charlie

In the early 1990’s, I wrote a series of poems called “I hyphen Thou”. The poems explored the image of the hyphen and were suggested by a book by the philosopher/theologian Martin Buber called “I and Thou.”

The idea of the hyphen is an old favourite of mine. In fact I run a small… Continue reading I and Thou and Charlie

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