Author Archives: Ian Adams

This series – Devotions – is our 100th! However long you have been following Morning Bell, thank you for traveling with us on the journey into prayer and into life. Devotions draws on a series of poems of the same name written by Ian in the haiku tradition, and published in the Unfurling collection. Each poem expresses something of our own journey in […]

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This series – The Beginning – is a return to our roots, following a path line by line through the opening chapter of St Mark’s Gospel. Probably written in the mid to late 60s AD, Mark’s gospel was probably also the first of the four gospels to come into being. There’s a sparse immediacy to Mark’s writing. Everything matters. Nothing is surplus. […]

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This series – A Spirituality for Turbulent Times – is an invitation to shape a life of spiritual practice that brings good to the world in the demanding times in which we live. Ian’s text for the series comes from a piece he has written for Missional Conversations – a wonderful new book [edited by Cathy […]

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Two great new resources that Ian has been involved in creating are now available: Ian’s collaborative project with Ric Stott TEMENOS is now available for download from Proost. Over a period of a year Ric and Ian were involved in sharing ideas, sketches for paintings by Ric, and lines for poems by Ian. Gradually the project […]

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Our series FUTURE PRESENT CONTEMPLATIVE  is an invitation to reimagine and reshape the world by engaging in contemplative practice. ‘Stillness becomes the source from which action becomes possible and fruitful; stillness the quiet spark of contemplation lighting the fires of action.’   The text and images for the series come from Ian’s contribution to Future Present […]

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Our series PHOS HILARON (A SONG OF THE  LIGHT)  is an invitation to allow the light of evening to takes us into stillness, prayer and contemplation of the presence of Jesus, light of the world. The text for the series comes from the canticle (a song of the Church) Phos Hilaron (A Song Of The […]

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Our series SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD  is an invitation to reflect on the person of Jesus, to enter stillness and prayer in his presence, and to meditate on the possible nature of his being as gift to the world. The text for the series comes from the canticle (a song of the Church) Saviour of […]

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Our series BREATHING DEEP draws on Ian’s new book Breathing Deep: Life In the Spirit of Easter. As with the previous books in the series – Wilderness Taunts (Lent) and Some Small Heaven (Advent, Christmas & Epiphany) – this work began as a daily reflection in a church season. Breathing Deep is a journey through […]

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Our series CROSSINGS shows images and text from the Crossings Exhibition currently on show in Southwell Minster. The show is by 36 artists of various faith traditions and spiritualities engaging with the theme of Crucifixion and Resurrection. The Crucifixion artworks are being shown in Lent. In the Easter season new works by the same artists […]

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Our new series TEMENOS shows images and text from the collaboration of the same name between Ian and Ric Stott. Over a period of a year Ric and Ian were involved in sharing ideas, sketches for paintings by Ric, and lines for poems by Ian. Gradually the series emerged around a theme of threshold or liminal […]

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