Monthly Archives: June 2013

Safe arrival at Tamil-Nadu Theological Seminary

Saturday 29th June 2013: lots of hours travelling and three airplane flights later we arrived safely at our destination. We were met by students from the Seminary who made us feel very welcome and drove us from the airport to … Continue reading

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Travels Ahead… The path that leads to – Tamil-Nadu Theological Seminary

I have spent some time packing and preparing for my trip to India, I leave with other students from Wesley Study Centre on Friday (28/06/2013). We will hopefully meet at some point on the way with the students from Queens College Birmingham, who … Continue reading

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#medialit13 – Surprised at what you don’t expect to learn…

This week the #medialit13 conference has been fascinating and challenging, with still one more day to go… Some aspects I would prefer not to have taken part in, like the video’d role play of being interviewed by a reporter about … Continue reading

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Stop Press – Use Social Media #medialit13

Why social media became important to me…   About 8 years ago, a time when I went back into the secular world of work after some voluntary work in Africa and some theological study at Cliff College. I worked as … Continue reading

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Methodist Charisms

(Written as part of my candidating portfolio. 2011) Methodist Charisms, as seen by Martyn Atkins (2007: 226) are the outworking of the Holy Spirit through the church into the world by the gifts of the people. At the beginning of … Continue reading

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josieb23’s photostream

josieb23’s photostream on Flickr. Some of my recent photo’s

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William Blake – Auguries of Innocence

To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a … Continue reading

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Book Review – Tabraham, B (1995). The Making of Methodism, Peterborough, Epworth Press.

  This is an account of the early development of the Methodist church, and the lives of the Wesley brothers who were instrumental in the development of the growth and doctrinal principles of the Methodist movement.   The book starts … Continue reading

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Book Review – Donovan, VJ (2009) Christianity Rediscovered, London, SCM Press.

  Christianity Rediscovered tells of the journey of Vincent Donovan, a Catholic Missionary’s journey among the Masai people in East Africa. The book begins with a frank overview of the effect of colonialism and missionary endeavours had amongst African Cultures. … Continue reading

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Holy Island – Lindisfarne Quiet Day

Holy Island – Lindisfarne Quiet Day    A place of history and faith, a place that draws you in to its history. It’s still a part of history, one which you can be a part of. I planned to explore … Continue reading

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