Monthly Archives: September 2014

“She’s Given Up”

She was a woman who made me wince, every time her name came up on my phone.  It would always be a long, long moan. Round and round and round it would be go – and she would expect me … Continue reading

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But what have *you* got to be depressed about, Vicar?

In response to a high profile figure being outed as having depression, sooner or later someone will say, “But he’s rich, famous and successful, what has HE got to be depressed about? My shameful confession is – I have nothing … Continue reading

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The Power Rangers on Noah’s Ark

Week by week a collection of small children, clutching toy animals, begin to arrive at the church, brought by parents, grandparents and child-minders. Pushchairs are squeezed through the narrow doorway – or we wrestle with the big, iron bolts, so … Continue reading

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God Gave Rock and Roll to You (but not to me)

Heavy Metal Hymns at a Christian Arts festival. Not my natural habitat – but a friend’s band* was playing so there I was. I felt very ignorant when the lead singer explained to us that we were going to experience … Continue reading

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