Tag Archives: Christianity

Prisons Lined with Cookies

For me, the prayer ‘lead us not into temptation’ means ‘drag me away from comparisons with others’. In that, I am asking God to overpower the algorithm which shapes my Facebook news feed. It’s there that I stalk ‘could have’s … Continue reading

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Why Christmas is for Babies (and that means us)

I go into Advent empty. Normally I enjoy taking apart cultural constructions and showing the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes, as it were. It turns out the same is true of me. Solid ground and certainties seem to bend in … Continue reading

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Remember Remember (Sectarian Violence and Triumphalist Uses of Torture)

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes and his companions Did the scheme contrive, To blow the King and Parliament All … Continue reading

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Green Fingers and Jazz Hands

It was the iceberg of weeds. The other day I was weeding our jungle of a back garden, and merrily ripping out the gangly pests that had roots that barely scratched the surface. Overall, I was feeling like a green-fingered … Continue reading

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Trust Me, We Both Wish This Wasn’t About Sunsets

When I dubbed this blog ‘be still and know’, I was giving myself a stern talking to. I don’t do being still. And if I am stationary, it is the posture for eating and procrastinating on social media, not knowing. … Continue reading

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Breaking B(re)ad

Dear Cyberspace, Recently, I have been increasingly aware of your coldness. I mean, you often talk as if you’ve got my best interests at heart, you’re compliant and eager to recommend whimsies, stories and folk you think I will like. … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up Christ

Recently I have been finding a lot of Christian images on the interweb that aim to offer comfort, but, for me at least, massively miss the mark. They often involve Bible verses about God’s strength and love plastered over a … Continue reading

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