we are one body

A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. -- Ezekiel 36.26 Earlier this week, I visited House of Grace, the prisoner rehabilitation centre in Haifa, with a friend from Scotland.…

remember that you are dust

I spent yesterday at a retreat for women at Magdala, a site just up the road from Tiberias thought to be the ancient village where Mary Madalene lived. Like many places in this land, it's both an archeological park (they've unearthed a first century synagogue) and a contemporary place of worship which houses an atrium devoted to…

spring has come

  Happiness is two weeks in the Southern US. Fried food. Biscuits and gravy. Bourbon. Snow. Long afternoons with friends. Leisurely evenings with family. Drives on rural roads. Hazy blue mountains. Country music. Each time I travel and the plane makes its choppy descent over the Smoky Mountains into Knoxville airport, I feel my lungs…

christ episcopal school

I wrote this article back in the autumn for publication in a few Scottish Episcopal Church newsletters, hoping that some congregations might be interested in forming a link with Christ Episcopal School in Nazareth. I meant to post it here before Christmas but ... well, you know what life is like in the run up…