Spring 2023


Guest editor Robin Stockitt writes:

I have recently been inspired through reading a book entitled ‘The Salt Path’, which tells the story of a couple who lost everything and chose to walk the South West Coastal Path through Devon and Cornwall. In the process of their journey they came to fascinating and powerful insights. It is not a Christian book but it resonated with me as so many paradigm shifts and spiritual encounters in the Bible seem to occur whilst travelling. Indeed there is a strong Christian tradition of pilgrimage which acknowledges the potentially transformative effects of going on a journey.

This edition of Search is a collection of musings on this theme. Andrea Campanale describes how her path of faith has led her towards those communities often found well outside the boundaries of the established church. Shannon Parrott describes the inner journey that we all make, accompanied by the Psalmist and Carola von Wrangel speaks of her journey out of one theological paradigm into another more grace-filled one. Harold Miller shares his observations and insights gained from a recent trip to Leipzig, while Paddy McGlinchey outlines a hopeful route towards a rapprochement between Catholics and Evangelicals. With the help of Criostor MacBruithin, we follow the journeys that Abram made, whilst Leonard Madden speaks of the power of journeying together. Finally, Paul Hoey depicts his journey towards Santiago de Compostela. Each contributor has taken the metaphor of Journey and demonstrated its rich potential for contributing to our appreciation and understanding of our shared life of faith.

Please see the announcement for our April Colloquium overleaf. I hope you enjoy these articles and are enriched by them.

Rev.Dr. Robin Stockitt




SEARCH editor Canon Ginnie Kennerley writes:
‘My warmest thanks to Revd Dr Robin Stockitt, who retired from parish ministry in Donagheady (Derry) recently, for taking on the editorship of this spring 2023 issue of SEARCH. After over fifteen years of editing the journal myself, it’s good to have a break! A noted theological writer as well as a pastor and teacher, Robin brings much expertise to the task. Please do it again soon, Robin!


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