Category Archives: Jesus

On learning from Nineveh

One midsummer evening, many moons ago when I was still living in Bath, I left a wedding party and discovered that the extremely ugly shoes I was wearing were incompatible with the steep gradient of the streets below me. Descending … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Christian Song Writers

The first reading is taken from the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 5, beginning to read at verse 1. Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he … Continue reading

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Of Poor Albert and Certain Poor Shepherds

This Christmas, my church in Moscow has been singing an upbeat synthesized version of ‘The First Noel’ in Russian, with Santa hats dotted around, and the word «Рождество» in orange lights in front of the drum kit. For the first … Continue reading

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