Transfiguration and Time Warps

One of last Christmas’ bestsellers was the posthumously published book of Professor Stephen Hawking’s final thoughts on various matters. Stephen Hawking was undoubtedly one of the greatest – and most famous – and most distinctive – of scientists of our age, and his books sell very well. How many people get through them is another matter – but I am … Read More

Take up your cross

I spent some of this past week in Yorkshire – God’s own county – in fact in Leeds. I’ve never been to Leeds before, so that was a nice little adventure, although I was in conclave preparing a new edition of the New English Hymnal. Part of the fun for me, is the train ride, although both going and coming … Read More