The beginning of a beautiful friendship

Derby Cathedral, 29 May 2014 (Ascension), on these readings It is difficult – at least, it is for me – to think about what Ascension looks like. There are pictures of it but they end up just as feet disappearing through a cloud. The whole mental picture of the heavens has changed for us – we can’t […]

War Starts At Midnight

  Nobody should panic. I spoke metaphorically; my metaphor was drawn from The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. It is not war, it is an expedition, it is not heading for London but in the opposite direction entirely, and it will start not at midnight but at five a.m. However, in the film version I […]