Thursday, 12 March 2015

Sabbatical Update - Week 11

Grave of John Bunyan,
author of Pilgrim's Progress
Before catching my train back to Wrexham from London last Friday I spent a couple of hours walking around Bunhill Fields. This was a moving experience, for as a wise Christian pastor said to me, 'We don't believe in holy places, but visiting places such as these [Bunhill Fields] brings home that the Lord worked in real people in real places.'  Notably, at Bunhill Fields, one will see the graves of John Bunyan (see picture), John Owen, Susannah Wesley (mother of John and Charles), John Gill, Isaac Watts, Joseph Hart and many more.  I thought it was great that in church this last Lord's Day, we sang at least three of Watts' hymns!

I had a very good time at the John Owen Centre last week.  I was able to discuss some issues that had been troubling me, or which were difficult to understand.  I now have some clear direction for the final weeks and to summarise what I will be doing in the weeks ahead, all I can say is, more of the same!  Reading, thinking, praying, writing...

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