Train Travel

#248 #travellinghome without a car…reliant on public transport. It’s slowed me down, made me look around and see who is there and given me the privilege of some lovely encounters.

Inspiring Experience

#234 A special and #inspiring experience this week. I’ve been in the very privileged position of working with, and learning from, some #amazingchaplains about showing #godslove by being #godwithskinon around the University. #excitingministry (at Loughborough University)

Valentine’s Day

#201 #happyvalentinesday How do we show #love not just romantic love, but love for friends, love for family, compassion and love for strangers? Today is a day to show love to others, to #loveasjesusloves and be #godwithskinon by #doingsomethinglovely (at Chadd (;)

The Shema

#96 #theshema or #thegreatcommand tells us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your might” but what does that look like? How can that be captured in a few words or even a picture? Loving with all you have is a vast love indeed…as vast as the sky perhaps. Even with that though I wonder what it looks like in everyday life, in practice through your words and deeds? #vastlove #godwithskinon #goldenrule #treatothershowyouwanttobetreated (at Thame, Oxon)

Great Is The Lord

#88 “#greatisthelord and highly to be praised; his greatness is beyond all searching out.” God can be found in so much beauty around us…in the vast expanse and in the smaller things. In the generous gift from a neighbour and in the kind word from a stranger. #godwithskinon #godinnature (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)

Where Is Our Hospitality?

#79 If we are to be #godwithskinon or #jesushandsandfeet how do we respond to this news story which hints at the government spending more money on security measures to keep refugees out? Where is hospitality? This article in @guardian is very clear: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2015/sep/04/christian-politicians-wont-say-it-but-the-bible-is-clear-let-the-refugees-in-every-last-one and yet a month on nothing has changed… (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)

The Challenge of Walking Humbly

#73 #dojustlylovemercywalkhumbly In everything!!! Even when something makes you angry…or you feel so passionately about something…or you don’t like someone. Especially when someone has not treated you fairly, or has been unpleasant to you. It can be quite a challenge at times, nevertheless be #godwithskinon

Knowing God Better

#58 Who is God? Random question perhaps. Nonetheless something that I thought about yesterday as I got to grips with saying the daily offices corporately and was prompted to think about why I am at theological college. Ultimately it’s to know God better and to be his agent. #godwithskinon Who is God to you? How do you meet with Him? (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)

Love Wins!

#24 Wisdom is a strange thing – often something that comes more keenly after the event! King Solomon is well known in the Old Testament for having wisdom, which was his one request to God. These days we have various images of wisdom such as a wise owl, or someone who is well read, but what does wisdom look like in practice? I would love to have the wisdom of Solomon and understand more. As the #migrantcrisis worsens what is a wise response? Does it need lengthy philosophical debate? Or perhaps an analysis of all of the ethical issues surrounding the crisis? Philosophy, Ethics, Politics and Theology would have much to say, but it may be simpler to say with#robbell that #lovewins in this humanitarian issue and #jesuswisdom would call each of us to be #godwithskinon for anyone far from home.