Category - hospitality

  • 10 Dec 2013

    Yesterday I received an email from John Lewis inviting me to “be the perfect host this Christmas”. This would apparently be facilitated by the purchase of “cookware” and “serveware" which would enable me to “cook with ease from morning to night.”

  • 2 Aug 2013

    The term popular 'fly the flag' is all too often a cipher for "support us against them" or "toe the line". But from the beginning of August through to the beginning of September 2013, creative artist Peter Liversidge is helping us to recognise and practice another, positive meaning.

  • 2 Jun 2013

    “I'll get you a nice cup of tea.” There can be few people in these islands – particularly in England – who have not heard these words at a time of distress. In shock or bereavement many of us will have smiled through our tears at being gently offered the national sacrament of solidarity.

  • 7 Nov 2012

    I'm somewhat taken with the idea of Election Day Communion, being practiced by a diverse range of church groups and Christians across the United States on election day, Tuesday 6 November 2012.

  • 1 Jul 2012

    The new President of the Methodist Conference has challenged Methodists to make their Church into a place in which people are welcomed as they are.

  • 22 Jun 2011

    I am currently on a pilgrimage of repentance for my former homophobia, walking from Birmingham to London between 16 June and 1 July. For more details and updates, please see: http://repenting.wordpress.com/

  • 8 Aug 2010

    The Anglican Bishop of Shrewsbury has warned against growing workaholism, and has commended relaxation and hospitality instead.

  • 28 Jan 2009

    Women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) are looking beyond politeness to the much deeper relationships needed to sustain a Christian community’s alternative values.

  • 22 Nov 2007

    Hospitality to strangers is a mandate in most non-Western societies and a virtue in most religious and civic traditions, says biblical scholar Deirdre Wood. It is a practice which challenges us spiritually, personally, socially and politically.

  • 18 Sep 2007

    As Christians who come from a privileged part of the world, our convictions should compel us to listen to the voices of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, voices too often silenced, says Timothy Seidel, reflecting on who is 'in' and 'out' and why.