who am i?

First of all, I want to say thank you to you, dear friends and readers, for the overwhelming compassion and kindness you have extended in response to my last post. I spent 24 hours (almost literally -- sleep has been elusive) after writing it with my finger hovering between 'delete' and 'publish' before finally working…

liturgical lack

Over the past few months, I've been reading the blog of an American rabbi. She was in the midst of getting a divorce when I first started following her, and her words resonated so much with the pain and confusion I was feeling.  When it came time to finalise her divorce, she wrote a liturgy around…

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…

merry christmas from tiberias

The last time I spent Christmas alone was 17 years ago. I was living in Japan, another country where, like Israel, the Christian population is less than 2%. Another country where, like Israel, Christmas celebrations could be found only in pockets of the community. There, like here (in this part of Israel anyway), there were…