Sunday, July 23, 2017

Bishops leading by example

In a post on the Church Society Rob Munro bemoans
After the clergy refused to take note of the bishop’s report last February, this session left the bishops staying really quiet, with the exception of the more vocal liberal bishops, and the interventions of the Archbishop of York. On key theological issues they listened and didn’t lead.
He seems to not notice how the bishops actually voted on the two issues that he (predictably) voted against: On the motion to welcome transgender people - bishops: 30 for, 2 against, 2 recorded abstentions. On Jayne Ozanne's motion saying that conversion therapy had no place in the modern world - bishops: 36 for, 1 against, 0 recorded abstentions. But maybe any bishop who voted against the Munro line is a wild liberal? As he was there he hasn't even got the excuse of misleading 3rd person reporting. The tables giving how synod members actually voted are here, the Bishop of Chester wasn't there for either vote -that would have been an interesting vote but I see that Don Allister - with a strongly conservative reputation - voted for both motions.

Mutterings - Jul 23

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Webbed :: Feet
  2. History :: Lesson (maybe as an adult)
  3. Musical :: Saw
  4. Husband :: House
  5. Stayed :: Put
  6. Drug :: Immobilise
  7. Structure :: Program
  8. Complicated :: Maze (or maybe program again!)
  9. Plot :: Gunpowder
  10. Coma :: Patient

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bishop's Castle

Bishop's CastleNearly a month ago now we had a short break in Shropshire - arranged by Inntravel - as ever for us a walking break. We started off in Bishop's Castle - a lovely small town - I've never really been to Shropshire before only passing through on other journeys. The first day was strenuous and a walk along part of Offa's Dyke (my knee wasn't happy!) but we much enjoyed the walking and the countryside! The photo album from the break is here

Monday, July 17, 2017

Mutterings - July 17

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Mentor :: Software
  2. Stitch :: Time (saves..)
  3. Twirl :: Forsyth
  4. Spoken :: Word
  5. Scar :: Duelling
  6. Clients :: Servers
  7. Tragic :: Overture (Brahms)
  8. Private :: Terrace
  9. Thousand :: Island
  10. Produce :: Vegetable

Saturday, July 01, 2017

The party

Back in March(!) my employers Codethink marked their 10th anniversary with a party at the Monastery in Gorton. It was a splendid evening with lots of enjoyable happenings. I'd not been to the Monastery before a wonderful piece of Pugin archtiecture. And there was a cake -moar cake!

Mutterings - Jul 1

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Honor :: Obey (sorry!)
  2. Adopt :: Children
  3. Record :: Stylus (in the music sense though it could also cover the Rosetta stone!)
  4. Birthday :: Cake!
  5. Sensational :: Party!
  6. Favor :: Beg (all these US spellings :-))
  7. Twist :: Oliver (or Shout!)
  8. Panel :: Interview
  9. Backtrack :: Search (there's probably some tecchie IT stuff going on here!)
  10. Pretzel :: Knot