Archive for January 2006

Unheroic deeds

Jan 31st, 2006 | By | Category: Church of Ireland Comment

I worry sometimes that apart from the fact that my heroes are all dead, or, like Inspector Morse, never existed in the first place, there are very few clergy in their ranks, unless you count Don Camillo, who, even had he existed, would by now be dead.

Heroes for me are people like Churchill, fighting with the British establishment on one side and with the “black dog” of depression and self-doubt on the other, and Gandalf, the wizard from the The Lord of the Rings, who struggles alone against overwhelming