December 4, 2015

Advent Religion: Coffee and Fellowship

There is a ritual. At the end of the service (which may or may not include Communion just before the end), there will be one last song, one last prayer, and some closing remarks. You may be expected to recite “the Grace”, but that is...

December 3, 2015

Advent Religion: Very White and Very English

I remember one dark-skinned family. I think they were Middle Eastern but they might have been North African. I remember one white South African woman, married to an Englishman, and two or three American families. Everyone else I can remember was white and English. Not...

December 2, 2015

Advent Religion: Wherever Two or Three Meet Together

One of the more reliable aspects of an evangelical church building is that they don’t really look like churches. It’s quite common to meet in school halls, while a church is young or otherwise doesn’t have its own building. But even dedicated church buildings are...

December 1, 2015

Advent Religion: Ex-GLE

Finding an Advent Science subject was difficult this year. I seriously considered not taking part at all. It’s been several years since I graduated and my professional speciality is pretty arcane, though one of these years I might regale you with tales from the self-corrective...

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