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Ray's Blog: May 2019

A Pilgrim Guide

 

I have agreed to an unusual request: to be a pilgrim guide by email to someone who takes a three month sabbatical visiting pilgrim sites in UK and emails me questions. Here are four examples.

1)    My pilgrim starts at the tomb of England’s King Edward...

Posted at 20:34pm on 24th May 2019

Economics Of Good And Evil

 

Today I join Haddington Serious Book Club.  We explore Thomas Sedlacek’s Economics of Good and Evil with a foreword by Vaclav Havel. Sedlacek looks for a rationale of economics in some six texts through human history.

 The earliest known writing is The Epic of Gilgamesh. This narrative of humanity is...

Posted at 09:49am on 17th May 2019

Springfield Seminarians - A Breath Of Fresh Air

 

 

This week I am tutor in residence to students from the AOG Theological Seminary, Springfield, USA, led by Dr. Debbie Gill, who has outstanding gifts.  They are at The Open Gate on Holy Island.  I have to give eleven lectures on Ancient Celtic Christianity and current Neo-Monastic Movements.

 

Posted at 07:33am on 10th May 2019

Ideal, Ordeal, New Deal: Urban Changemakers And Cah

Ash Barker brought Urban Change-makers to The Open Gate, Holy Island, for a training week-end.  These guys, who are employed by local organisations,  are turning things round in some of Britain's toughest areas. Several had witnessed recent knife-crimes. Ash set up Urban Change-makers in order to give them support and...

Posted at 06:52am on 3rd May 2019
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