A sharp nail in the side of the head

Right … Five things about me that you probably didn’t know: I hold PhDs in astrophysics, advanced cryptography, literary criticism, quantum mechanics and applied Duplo design During the Cuban missile crisis, I played a small, but significant peace-making role giving both Nikita Khrushchev and Jack Kennedy breaks from the tension of holding the world poised […]

Unearthed … ‘the signals of postmodernity’

In the summer of 1998, in the last couple of years of my time teaching in a theological college, I was asked – at very short notice – to present a paper at a conference for theological educators. It was the usual story: the main speaker had had to drop out at short notice. In […]

The Monastery – Tony says it all…

Well done to Dave Walker for transcribing the most poignant thing said in tonight’s catch-up episode following the Monastery – last year’s excellent reality series in which a group of men spent 40 days in Worth (Benedictine) Abbey. Tony, whose life was significantly altered by the stay, commenting on his struggle to join a church […]

Blah: Ryan Bolger and Karen Ward are coming to Bristol

Readers of Jonny Baker’s blog will be aware of the forthcoming Blah tour, bringing Ryan Bolger (author of Emerging Churches, the definitive book on the Emerging Church) and Karen Ward (Abbess of Church of the Apostles, Seattle) to the UK. Well, we’ve just fixed up the Bristol venue and date. 14th July 2006, 10am to […]