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Ray's Blog: August 2017

Aidan And Hilda's Children

On August 25 that saintly abbess Hilda was placed in a shrine at York. On August 31 her mentor, Aidan, died. Our dispersed community members, whether or not they 'do saints', observes August 25 -31 as Aidan and Hilda Week. Tides and times wait for no one, however, so this...
Posted at 04:06am on 26th August 2017

What's Church In A Post-christian Era?

What an interesting mix. I accompanied a pilgrim group at The Open Gate after they had walked Cuthbert's Way. Half came from Norway's Bible Belt: half were open-ended Swedes who, even if they did not go to church, liked asking questions.

Which is why our final session together explored...

Posted at 08:07am on 18th August 2017

Not In God's Name

Friends have invited me to a meal followed by their local book club meeting. I've bought the book. It is 'Not in God's name: confronting religious violence' by Britain's former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sachs. It is brilliant.

It reports extensive research that shows that people who are killing in...

Posted at 21:20pm on 11th August 2017

Norway Connecting

It was meant to be a holiday. I would tick off Selje and Nideros from my Bucket List. It became a pilgrimage, an apostolic tour, a deepening of followers of The Way.

Mecky and Kristin met me at Bergen airport. We zigzagged round mountains and ferried across fjords for seven...

Posted at 15:31pm on 4th August 2017
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