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Introducing... Cafes with Kids

Hi!  Did you miss me?  Sorry it's been a bit quiet over here.  I have been working hard on colonizing a new corner of the web.  It's not even finished yet, but I am coming to realise that websites, like many other things, never achieve a static state of perfection.  So it is launched, nevertheless, and thank you to all those who have already paid it a visit.  And for those who haven't, here it is: Cafes with Kids So why, when I already have one blog on my hands, would I want to saddle myself with another one?  Well... mostly as a learning opportunity for myself.  Hopefully also useful for other people, and possibly even vaguely financially lucrative (I wish... haven't done much on that part yet!)  Just the initial setting up has got me grappling with colour choices and page design and (aaarggghh) html code and (more aarrggghh) social media promotion and all that wonderful stuff.   I tell you, writing is the easy bit.  Writing is what I have fun with over here,

Shifting seas

"Is it still a question?  It ought not to be." When a sermon was recently preached at our church about whether women should hold leadership positions, I was reminded of Lord Peter Wimsey's response when approached about 'this question of women's education' in D.L. Sayers' novel Gaudy Night .  I hadn't been aware it still was a question; within this particular church, at least, which is notable for being currently led by two married couples.  This, to me, is more unusual than the fact that two of the four people involved are women. It transpired that, over the decades of the church's existence, they had gradually moved from a male-only view of leadership to a more inclusive one, and they felt that the time had come to clarify both the current position, and the way that it had come about.  Leaving aside the particular conclusion about women, I felt that this opened up some interesting questions about how we interpret the Bible. It's no