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Haddon Willmer asks if this really is our England?

June 16, 2014 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Haddon Willmer asks if this really is our England? If you have a home, (not all have that basic blessing),  the Sun’s ‘Free historic edition for 22 million homes’ should have come to you on Thursday, 12 June. But if the BBC figure of 25 million homes is right, there is a one in eight (?) chance that you missed out. I was provoked by […]
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Reflections on how recent election results should be challenging the Church

May 29, 2014 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Reflections on how recent election results should be challenging the Church Haddon Willmer, and through his latest blog Roy Searle* advance the argument that what is currently going on politically is a challenge Christians and the Church as a Christian community cannot duck. Read on…
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Haddon Willmer’s sequel to A Suggestion for Lent

April 2, 2014 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Haddon Willmer’s sequel to A Suggestion for Lent Good Friday and Easter Morning in R C Hutchinson’s novel, Rising:  a sequel to A suggestion for Lent (Blog 7 March 2014) For 200 pages, Rising is like forty days and nights in the wilderness. The central person is Sabino (199-206), a lonely, hard soldier, never at home with anyone, disappointed with life, and harried in […]
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Haddon Willmer: A Suggestion for Lent

March 7, 2014 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Haddon Willmer: A Suggestion for Lent Lent is a forty day fast starting after Shrove Tuesday and finishing with Holy week, Good Friday and Easter Day. It is modelled on the forty days Jesus was in the desert after his baptism and before his public work of teaching, healing, and saving started. Often Christian practice of this preparatory spiritual discipline involves […]
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About Mark Craig’s Mission Sermon: questions and only puzzling answers

November 26, 2013 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for About Mark Craig’s Mission Sermon: questions and only puzzling answers During MBC’s morning service on Sunday November 17th Mark Craig, Communications Director of BMS World Mission, preached a sermon that challenged the congregation to think about modern day slavery and the scars it creates. You can read Mark’s text by clicking on this link but here Haddon Willmer takes that text and offers it as a […]
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Child Theology… a 21st century term for an age old practice

November 13, 2013 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Child Theology… a 21st century term for an age old practice For quite some time now Haddon Willmer and fellow theologian Keith White* have been working together to produce a book; now published, Entry Point, takes an in depth look into what the authors describe as: “The challenge of child theology.” “Whilst the term Child Theology is a 21st century invention, the substance of Child Theology” says Haddon “is as […]
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One week on from A Different Drum, Haddon Willmer shares some thoughts on The Golden Rule

November 5, 2013 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for One week on from A Different Drum, Haddon Willmer shares some thoughts on The Golden Rule Elsewhere on the MBC website you can read a vivid report of a great evening’s entertainment with the Riding Lights Theatre Company. But surely the play was more than a recommendation of the Golden Rule, ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’? For more than two hours we sat inches away from people under […]
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Lindisfarne to Durham… Haddon Willmer invites us to share in the joys and the pains of a 110 mile digi pilgrimage

October 16, 2013 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for Lindisfarne to Durham… Haddon Willmer invites us to share in the joys and the pains of a 110 mile digi pilgrimage DJ is a good friend of mine.  I helped to get him started on the research about God and child which he is now doing in Aberdeen. When I met him recently he told me he had walked 110 miles with a friend, as a pilgrimage and they had done a daily blog together on the […]
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About Galene

May 26, 2013 Haddon's Blog
Thumbnail image for About Galene My sister Galene died on 7 May 2013. In her last letter to me, when she was in hospital, Galene wrote:
‘I REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS. For a long time now progressively things have been left behind.
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Just as I am: to be the best that I can be

May 5, 2013 Haddon's Blog
We stow old rubbish in the attic and it gathers dust. Then one day we discover what we have forgotten we ever had, blow the dust off and find we have treasure in our hands. We published this blog just a year ago, but it comes up quite often in searches and we thought it worthy of another outing. Enjoy!
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