Richard

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Name: Richard
Date registered: March 3, 2012
URL: http://theconnexion.net/wp

Latest posts

  1. connexions: Japanese Maple, by Clive James — September 18, 2014
  2. connexions: Railway Station as sacred space — September 14, 2014
  3. connexions: Hymn of the day — September 14, 2014
  4. connexions: Hymn of the day — September 7, 2014
  5. connexions: End of the day at Greenbelt #gb14 — August 22, 2014

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Sep 18 2014

connexions: Japanese Maple, by Clive James

Original post at http://theconnexion.net/wp/?p=14254


Normally I leave poetry to Kim, but I was very moved by this poem from Clive James (who is terminally ill) when I read it in yesterday’s Guardian Japanese Maple Your death, near now, is of an easy sort. So slow a fading out brings no real pain. Breath growing short Is just uncomfortable. You feel the drain Of energy, but [...]

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Sep 14 2014

connexions: Railway Station as sacred space

Original post at http://theconnexion.net/wp/?p=14252


An 800 year old Icelandic hymn, sung in a German railway station…

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Sep 14 2014

connexions: Hymn of the day

Original post at http://theconnexion.net/wp/?p=14250


Christ, from whom all blessings flow, Perfecting the saints below, Hear us, who Thy nature share, Who Thy mystic body are. Join us, in one spirit join, Let us still receive of Thine; Still for more on Thee we call, Thou Who fillest all in all. Move and actuate and guide, Diverse gifts to each divide; Placed according to Thy will, Let us all our work [...]

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Sep 07 2014

connexions: Hymn of the day

Original post at http://theconnexion.net/wp/?p=14244


I sing the almighty power of God, That made the mountains rise, That spread the flowing seas abroad, And built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at His command, And all the stars obey. I sing the goodness of the Lord, That filled the earth with food; He formed the creatures with [...]

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Aug 22 2014

connexions: End of the day at Greenbelt #gb14

Original post at http://theconnexion.net/wp/?p=14242


I’m sitting in an improvised dining shelter, preparing to get into my tent at Greenbelt. Listened to a talk by Brian McLaren (”Bible 3.0″), which was ok, followed by a pint in the site pub “The Jesus Arms”. Now enjoying the darkness and relative peace with a cup of coffee breed cowboy style [...]

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Aug 21 2014

connexions: Saying goodbye

Original post at http://theconnexion.net/wp/?p=14240


It’s the time of year when Methodist ministers up and down Britain are swapping manses. All (almost) appointments begin on September 1st, so the weeks of August are filled with endings and beginnings. My colleague Paul Weary, who is going through this process himself, reflects on the importance of a good farewell. As I move on [...]

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