I started in Tooting United Reformed Church to meet with some people to chat about the centre. We had a good conversation around the topics of urban and multi-cultural ministry.
After a brief stop for lunch at my favourite food stop in Westminster (favourite due to the size of portions and friendly family that run it) I managed to catch up with Ian who acts as my consultant for this last year of my training. We had a great chat around leadership in emerging church, my view of sacramental theology, how I saw myself as a priest and what this means in new forms of church. I really appreciate this time and it has given me a mass of thinking to go through.
Following this I met god friend Nichola at The British Library and we visited the
Sacredexhibition. There are a few days of this left so if you get a chance go visit as its both amazing and free! Seeing the beauty of texts hundreds (and in some cases 1000!) years old is amazing. The sheer care and time in producing them is an act of worship itself.
From the British Library we headed to the Mudlark for the customary drink and food before lectures at Southwark cathedral. Tonight we looked at ethics around marriage and singleness and how eschatology and pneumatology have a bearing on them. (confused ... want to know what that means? ... get in the queue!)
An entertaining journey home with 2 lecturers put a good end to the day.
As I reflect on the day itsef, I can recognise God in the ordinary, the everyday as well as in the special and extrardinary. In a very real way today I have experienced God transcending the barrier which we have created called secular / sacred as today I clearly experienced God in both.