Tag 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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Summer Camp, Sheep-keeping, and the Gospel According to a Young Learner Classroom

Up and down the dingy corridors of a square, grey, Soviet-era sanatorium building, somewhere in the Russian countryside, I am improvising a poor contemporary re-enactment of the Parable of the Lost Sheep. “Back In The Classroom, Please!” My student, eight … Continue reading

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On Victory

From the front steps of my block of flats, I can see, two kilometres away or so, the goddess Nike, stretching out her arms and a halo over St George rampant while cherubim sound their trumpets. This post is not … Continue reading

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