The Prayer Book Platonist includes books, homilies and articles broadly on the themes of:

  1. The tradition of the Church of England’s Book of Common Prayer – not just 1662, but its various precursors and increasingly international successors, not least the Prayer Book of the Japanese Anglican Church.
  2. The broadly Platonic strand of Christian and Islamic thought and its rich spirituality, including the likes of Pseudo-Dionysius, Augustine, Eckhart, Ibn Arabi, the Cambridge Platonists and more recently, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
  3. Sundry Japonica, including Aikido, the shakuhachi, and inter-faith theological explorations of Japanese Buddhism, particularly that of the Shin (True Pure Land) school.

The author insists that the apparent eccentricity of these interests does in fact converge into a unified whole… AMDG!

Pentecost 2020 The first thing a flute like my shakuhachi needs to make a sound is space: the empty space
Homily for Lichfield Cathedral School on the Feast of the Ascension The natural law says, “what goes up must come
The Twitter mantra seems so obviously true at first glance. “Church is about people, not buildings.” Yet since the Archbishop
One for the Tolkien fans! The Coronavirus shows the secular world, stripped of sacred markers, in all its dull greyness...
Jesus was crucified so that we do not have to be. Yet we all carry a cross. We are weighed
What is our heart's desire? How can we find out? Homily on readings at Mass for the Fourth Sunday after
Second in the Greater Silence video series on the Gospel.
A Religious Studies video for KS3 pupils on why Jesus is like Batman. 
Participation in the Eucharist is much more than just receiving Communion: in fact, the whole cosmos takes part in its

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