Talk given to Clergy Conference in Diocese of Harare, Zimbabwe. Throughout their history, the lands that make up the UK have frequently been refreshed by migrants.
- ‘A theologian is one whose prayer is true. If you truly pray, you are a theologian.’ This is the often-quoted saying from Evagrius of Pontus who, in the fourth century was made a deacon by St. Gregory of Nazianzus.
- I have over a number of years (both as a Bishop and as Vice Principal of a Theological College) spoken to men and women as they were about to be ordained deacon. Every time I find myself saying to them, ‘I cannot think of a more exciting time to be ordained. Everything is up for grabs.’