Category Archives: Shared Conversations

Meanwhile, back in the toilet…

This is the third in a series of reflections after the Shared Conversations (edited 31 March) In a previous post, I’ve commented on how wonderful it was to get to the loo and sit alone in a space where nobody … Continue reading

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How we communicate

This is the second in a series of reflections after the Shared Conversations Following my experience of the Oxford/St Albans Regional Shared Conversations, I’m going to reflect here on one of the sessions on the first day. The facilitators explained … Continue reading

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Come and have breakfast

In the debates over the place of same-sex people in the church, I’m a chicken. Continue reading

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Self-care: recovering from so many words

So, I’m back from the Regional Shared Conversations. And it was every bit as demanding as expected (maybe, more so), not least because there were so many words over those three days. I do words, all the time, so if … Continue reading

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Luggage and baggage

What to pack for the Shared Conversations? Continue reading

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Sex and power in the spotlight

People lie to themselves and the church about their abstinence from sex. They become accustomed to not telling the truth. Continue reading

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Walking the road

‘You know what, the thing that breaks my heart is that there’s no way I can answer it without hurting someone on either side.’ Continue reading

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Fruit or chocolate?

Did the fruit people think the chocolate people were gluttons? Continue reading

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And so it begins

… unless we know the person with whom we disagree, how can there ever be real respect for their position? Continue reading

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Putting ourselves into boxes

And the H-word isn’t one I’d like to aim at those with whose views I disagree. Continue reading

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