Hi, my name is Simon and welcome to “A Tree In The Forest.”
The first reason for using this title for my blog is that I live and work as the Church of England Rector of several villages in the National Forest area in the Heart of England. The second reason is its reference to the philosophical question, “If a tree falls in a forest and there is noone to hear it falling, does it make a sound?” I hope that there will be people visiting from time to time to hear and engage in conversation on various topics. I also hope that it will not be true that we can’t see the wood for the trees!
Among my many and varied interests are:
- how new media and technology are affecting society and the Church
- inter-faith relations, especially Jewish-Christian and Muslim-Christian relations
- music, books and film
- watching cycling and American football
This is not an exhaustive list, so all sorts of other topics will probably make their way into the blog from time to time. I look forward to the conversation.
(Oh, and I love coffee – except after 8 p.m., unless I need to stay awake!)