I love Richard Holloway. He was Bishop of Edinburgh when I was put forward for ordination selection and training. I very much appreciated his concern for me and his deep pastoral heart. I admired his genuine humanity and his honest wrestling with and searching for meaning in what we do on this tiny rock in the universe.
I had an email from my friend Jonny Coore today. He’s a student at the Church of England vicar factory Trinity Theological College, Bristol, and he offered me this tempting thought about my job situation:
How is the employment situation? Birmingham still needs a Bishop and I thought we could do a job share – you can wear the hat so long as I have the bling.
I’ll mull it over from the confines of my sick-bed.