This site is a place where I can post longer items on theology, politics, culture and anything else that takes my fancy.

I’m a lay member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England, living in the south-east of England, on the outer reaches of Greater London. I’m on Twitter as @johnthelutheran and have a Tumblr account under the same handle. My previous blog (from 2004 to 2011) was Confessing Evangelical.

“Curlew River” is the first of Benjamin Britten’s “church parables”. It was inspired by the river Alde between the Maltings at Snape and Iken church (whose tower can be seen in the banner image, which comes courtesy of Steve Gilham under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence).

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