Tom Daley, The God In The Closet, and The Scandal of Coming Out…

I’ll be honest, there have been times I’ve doubted my own call to ordination, and there are those who have been ordained who I truly wonder whether it was God they were hearing when they heard their call. But one person whose call I have never, ever doubted, since I first met him when we trained together as Local Preachers on the London District training course, is my dearly beloved brother in Christ, Jarel, whose nomadic wanderings and wonderings are even more varied than mine. It is words like those linked to above that are part, just a small part, of the reason why. Thank you, my brother, for you say this so much better than I ever could (and I’ll be honest, I usually consider myself good with words!)

Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise


“O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my  thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it. Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?  If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me…

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About MendipNomad

I'm a nomad both physically and denominationally, but I'll always call the Mendips home. Currently a Methodist Presbyter (Minister) in Cornwall. I love sport, film, tv, socialising, politics (both US and British), and, yes, being part of the church.
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