Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

With a DDO it can feel like a fine line between an interview, interrogation or inquisition, but they are being helpful, really!

With a DDO it can feel like a fine line between an interview, interrogation or inquisition, but they are being helpful, really!

Have you ever found that the more you look into something the more you realise you don’t know?  Exploring ordination has made me realise just how much I don’t know, or understand, about the Christian faith.

I met with the DDO for the second time last week.  It was quite unlike our first meeting, which was a fairly light hearted chat about my life, my route to faith and to exploring ordination.  Having said that, the DDO did throw a curve ball at that meeting though, about possibly having to move my family in order to train (see Ordination at any cost?).  I should have taken it as a sign that our conversations wouldn’t always been easy. Continue reading

Ordination at any cost?

Ordination would mean my son having to change his primary school 3 times and my daughter twice.  Is this a price worth paying? (Photo: Marilyn Barbone/Shutterstock Images)

Ordination would mean my son having to change his primary school 3 times and my daughter twice. Is this a price worth paying? (Photo: Marilyn Barbone / Shutterstock Images)

Last week I met with the DDO for the first time. For those not familiar with Church of England jargon that’s the Diocesan Director of Ordinands, a person that the local bishop has chosen to oversee the selection and training of people called to ordination. It was a meeting that would initially bring peace but not for long. Continue reading

Did you mean ego?

A scene of revelation from Ratatouille with Anton Ego to illustrate the title of this blog, did you mean ego]?

Anton Ego in Pixar’s Ratatouille having a moment of revelation.

My son recently celebrated his 5th birthday and our house is now full of lego: Lego Star Wars, Lego Iron Man, Lego Superman, Monster Lego and just plain Lego. Thankfully he and I also got lightsabers, but that’s for another post!

I did a search on the internet for Lego games and on top of the results was the sentence “Did you mean ego?”. This brought to mind a conversation I had with a mum at the school gates which gave my ego a little boost. Continue reading