Author Archives: fluff35
Today I attended the online count on Zoom and discovered that I have been elected to the House of Laity of General Synod to represent Oxford Diocese for the next five years. It’s still sinking in… The elections work by … Continue reading
As a historian, I am disturbed by the email’s statement that “Cranmer wrote these prophetic words: ‘What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies’”.
Because, quite simply, he didn’t. Continue reading
What do Christians mean when they use the word ‘winsome’? And is it as sweet and innocent as the word may suggest? Continue reading
What could the Church of England look like if we reversed our current approach to change? Continue reading
What does the ‘stepping back’ of the Bishop of Winchester tell us about history and about power?
Unusually today, I was up in time to listen to some pre-7 a.m. radio, so I heard the very rushed interview the Today programme was running on conversion therapy. Anyone who still doesn’t know what this ‘therapy’ entails can read the stories … Continue reading
What’s it like living on your own at 86 in lockdown? Continue reading
I’ve long lost count of the times I’ve been to a performance of Handel’s Messiah. It was a feature of my childhood, with a train trip from the suburbs to London to hear it. I remember everyone stood for the … Continue reading
Masturbation, of course, has a history – like everything else. Continue reading