Last week, the General Synod of the Church of England failed to pass legislation that would have allowed women bishops. You can read all about it in various news articles one the web, like this one, as well as several reports on the fallout. MPs and bishops alike calling for the Church of England...Read more →
To finish up my primer on St. John’s Church in Bergen, here is a bit about the interior of the church. I ought to rework these posts into an informative pamphlet after this! Let’s tick these off one by one, starting with the lights. When it was built, the church was outfitted with a...Read more →
Here’s another little titbit of information the tourists visiting St. John’s Church in Bergen don’t care to find out: Which St. John is the church named for? Well, in fairness, two people have asked me this, but they lacked the staying power (and English proficiency) to hear me out. There are two Saints John....Read more →
Last Monday, I started my summer job as a tourist guard in St. John’s Church in Bergen. I am not there to guard the tourists, but to guard the church from the tourists, who would, if given half a chance, run away with the pews. Even though being a guide isn’t part of the job...Read more →
As I sit down to write this, I feel very keenly my lack of learning. I am going to try to say something useful based on opinions that may not be as fully founded as I think they are, and I feel I should admit that up front, so as to defuse my potentially...Read more →
Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.
We've entered Lent. Yesterday, members of churches more civilised than my own smeared ash on their foreheads, as a reminder of humility and a sign of penitence. We're 45 days away from Easter, though the shops here started selling Easter candy last week.Read more →