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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Wednesday, June 20, 2007
    Paroikia postponed
     
    Well, there were that many anecdotes and celebrations of unsung heroes of contextual, pastoral, radical theology that we never got on to unpacking Paroikia. That'll come, I'm sure. But it was a wealthy conversation and Ken's stories were great.

    My favourite, an exchange between Michael Hestletine, on his first visit to riot-bruised Liverpool as recently-appointed Minister for Merseyside in 1981, and turbulent Toxteth people's priest Fr Austin Smith:
    Hestletine: "You know, violence will get you nowhere."
    Smith: "Well, it got you up here..."