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Book Review ~ Psalms Redux: Poems and Prayers

The evening I came home to find this on my doorstep, I was close to complete collapse from the emotional exhaustion of being back at work. The extra chaos and senselessness I have returned to. I felt like I could … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Mary

Of all the people of all the Bible, no, of all the women, whose stories I have pursued, whose voices I have heard speak to me in the midst of my life, you can rest assured, Mary’s was not one of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seeking the Risen Christa

The invitation To be a risen woman; To dare to be me. A haiku I was asked to write at a Christian LGBT-affirming writing workshop last year. This workshop was run by Dr. Nicola Slee, a poet, and researcher in … Continue reading

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Review: Play: Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Last week was Oxford Pride, 2013. St. Columba’s took an active part in this, including acting host for the playwright, Jo Clifford, and giving her a place to perform one of her plays, Jesus, Queen of Heaven,  in our sanctuary. When … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shack

written by William P Young, was recommended to me by a Chaplain. And by a minister’s wife. Since it has been a phenomenal publishing success, with over 10 million copies sold, I decided, on this occasion, to go with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Abiding

This is the text that served as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s lent book this year, and which was chosen for Oxford Brookes Chaplaincy’s Lenten Reading Group, which, as mentioned, I’ve attended over the past eight weeks. We’ve now concluded the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gospel of Falling Down

When I was given this book, I have to admit, I was a little perplexed. What was that person trying to say? As I read, though, it began to make sense.  Mark Townsend looks, through the chapters of this book … Continue reading

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