Author Archives: MendipNomad

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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I have spent much of my time today down the A38 in Liskeard, attending the Presbyteral Session of District Synod. It was, as is the nature of these things, a mixed-bag of experiences, including some boredom and annoyance but overall … Continue reading

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Rising from the Ashes

So, here I am, sat at my desk, ash cross on my forehead, non-alcohol beer to hand, writing a blog post for the first time in more than 10 months. And if you ignore posts written as sermons then far … Continue reading

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We are what we eat

Loving Father, pour out your Spirit upon us, your people, the Body of Christ, that as we break open your word to us in scripture may we hear your Living Word speaking to us, that we might be transformed by … Continue reading

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Outro: Last Words

On this past Sunday evening I  led a worship service at one of my chapels, based around the Last Words of Jesus. It used modern, secular music to help the congregation to reflect on the words of scripture that recount … Continue reading

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Words and the Word

Creating and sustaining God, as we meditate upon your word to us in scripture may your Living Word once again dwell in us that we might shine as your light in the world. Amen. “It’s only words, and words are … Continue reading

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Serve thee as thy hosts above

Over at his blog, Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise, my ministerial colleague, fellow ecumenical meanderer, and good friend, Jarel, is hosting a series of interviews exploring vocation – for now focusing on vocation as an ordained minister or religious … Continue reading

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Purple Prays

An Advent Grace Loving God, as we look forward to celebrating your having come to us in Christ and remember what is to come in his returning to us, may we know his kingdom among us in our sharing of … Continue reading

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