Education: BA Hons in History and Women’s studies 2i
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Use what you can, and give me the benefit of the doubt
Sermon or series that made a difference: Sermon preached by Bishop of Ebsfleet which encouraged me that God did want me to be a Vicar and not a full time mother (ironic given that he’s a flying Bishop)
One of my favorite illustrations: The Song What if God was one of us by Joan Osbourne. Well he was wasn’t he?
The Song from a distance by Bette Midler. God isn’t watching us from distance he is intimately involved with us.
Family: Husband and two daughters aged 9 and 5.
What my parents think of my sermons: They think I’m fab
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: He suspects that they are all secretly written with him in mind (they aren’t)
Best advice given to me about preaching: Never preach a two point sermon. If you’ve lost them bring the sermon to a close.
Books that have had an impact: Sophie’s World
Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
Simply Christian by Tom Wright
Practical theology in Action by Ballard and Pritchard
Jesus Christ for today’s world by Jurgen Moltmann
Hobbies: Singing, guiding, pub quizzes.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: We are not alone - God is with us and for us.
What I want on my tombstone: Ruth Elizabeth Hind, Dearly beloved Wife of A and dear mother to V & E