Why haven't I done this before?!
I've had the odd day and the odd group time away, but this is the first time I've gone away on my own to a retreat place for 4 nights. There ha… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/10/nature-tears/
I just can't bear it. Having had friends who have lived in Aleppo, the sight of the firestorm there these week has been heartbreaking. Destruction and slaughter, despair and s… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/09/q-combinations-14-paul-nashs-ypres-salient-lawrences-healing/
This grew out of some conversations at a Langham workshop in Budapest back in March when we were trying to come up some creative teaching plans for adult education. I was working … http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/06/additional-overview-tool/
I was giving a talk at a church in Oxford last weekend, on the issue of Doing Christian Ministry while Battling Depression (it should be online soon). These are tricky, because it… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/06/q-combinations-13-stevie-smiths-drowning-man-path/
Eleven years ago, almost to the day. Our last few months in East Africa before moving back to London (although we didn't know that for sure at the time). We'd driven over to Kenya… He is Risen indeed!
Happy Easter! http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/03/we-have-seen-light-east/
This poem is more positive than it first appears. Nevertheless, it is pointed and painful. But then, how can the sense of failure not be?
There's no indication of what specific… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/01/q-combinations-12-kavanagh-faces-failure-and-gormley-another-place/
I'm wondering about writing a post or two about the sheer oddness off being an author. In particular about how one pours oneself into the construction of paragraphs, arguments and… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2015/11/scattered-winds-some-wilderness-quotes/
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) and Mark Rothko (1903-1970) might not seem natural subjects for a Q combination. She was an American poet who rarely, if ever, left her hometown in Mas… The 9th in a series of unlikely juxtapositions of poetry and art http://markmeynell.net/blog/2015/11/q-combinations-9-mark-rothko-and-emily-dickinson-cling-hope/
A few weeks ago, I was invited by Tanya Marlow to contribute a guest post to her blog series on God and Suffering. She has had her own battles over a long time - and does the wide… Link to my guest post for Tanya Marlow's Thorns and Gold http://markmeynell.net/blog/2015/10/perseverance-without-perception/