All Blog Posts Tagged 'Mandela' (5)

Walk the talk - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

This is the text of my one-minute reflection on this morning's BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with the wonderful Clare Balding:…

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Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

One of the things I will never forget is the sound of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela singing ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ at the Mandela 70th Birthday concert at Wembley Stadium on 11 June 1988. The man was still in prison and the apartheid regime looked as strong as the Berlin…

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Nelson Mandela RIP - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

Nelson Mandela is dead.

Words are inadequate to celebrate such a man.

He is being quoted extensively across the Twittersphere.

If only those who admire, revere and quote him could emulate him. It is easier to admire him than it is to live like him –…

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One thing after another - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

There’s a great line in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys when one character, Rudge, defines history as “just one f…ing thing after another”. This week feels similar to me: women bishops is followed by Leveson which is followed by the Chancellor’s out-of-touch-with-most-people’s-reality…

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Stories - Nick Baines's blog - Musings of a restless bishop

I have just done this morning’s Pause for Thought on the BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Show. I probably should have done something on ‘leap year’, but I did it on ‘stories’ instead.

Having been reading the Bible for a very long time now, I often wondered why Jesus chose to talk in images and…

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