Author Archives: nickparish

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made [book]

In a sense, this sort of starts as a book review and ends as a blog post… I first read this book quite some time ago.  It is by Paul Brand (and Philip Yancey – my impression is that Paul … Continue reading

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Barabbas.

This afternoon’s sermon inspired a re-write of my post on Barabbas from a couple of years ago… Imagine the footsteps approaching your cell.  You’re on death row.  Murder and insurrection aren’t charges that can be brushed under the carpet.  You … Continue reading

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Surely not I, Lord?

Last night I went to a ‘Tenebrae’ service.  Tenebrae is Latin for shadows, and is a very simple service that started and ended with a hymn, but the main part of the service was devoted to the extinguishing of a … Continue reading

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Epic Fail [Book]

This is a book review, not a self-depracating post… (I wrote this post a while back, but forgot to publish it!) I was given a book this week which, contrary to the rules, I read straight away.  It was a … Continue reading

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Holding on.

A little while ago, I wrote about waiting for the letter from the bishop.  The letter that was going to be a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (or, as it turned out, ‘not yet’!).  And I wrote that I was ‘holding on … Continue reading

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Ordination 8 – Not Yet.

(I’ll warn you now, this is likely to be another fairly long post) So, the letter arrived this morning.  Marked colourfully ‘Private and Confidential’. And, as you may have gathered from the title of this post, the response to the … Continue reading

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Ordination 7 – The wait of expectation.

It’s a funny kind of time, really.  The Diocesan Panel was on Saturday, and in a sense, there’s nothing I can now do as I wait for the letter to arrive this week (yes, I am familiar with the concept … Continue reading

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