Paul and Sally Nash live in Birmingham UK and married in 1986. We have lots of areas where we seem quite similar and others where we are very different. We are both ordained Anglicans, both Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioners (although opposite types), both support London football teams (Sally Spurs and Paul Chelsea) both play golf and have worked with and for each other in some capacity for much of the time we have known each other.
Why marker posts and shelters? Originally we used marker posts and shelters as an alternative to the concept of rule and rhythm of life. Although we know that rule in this sense derives from a word meaning measure it has legalistic connotations that were not life giving to us. As we walked the Pilgrim’s Way from the mainland to the island we realised that in our lives we had begun to put in place both marker posts and shelters that sustained us in our life and ministry. Shelters are all sorts of things, people, places, practices and marker posts include celebrations, sabbaths, seasons and stewardship.
Sally Nash is an researcher, author, lecturer and trainer in youth work, ministry, spiritual care, shame and a range of related topics. She is a self-supporting Minister at Hodge Hill Church in Birmingham and research lead with the Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She is a Companion of the Northumbria Community, a Trustee of Frontier Youth Trust and the Child Theology Movement.
Paul is the Chaplaincy manager and Spiritual Care Lead at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He is co-founder of the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network, Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care and Convenor of the Grove Youth Series.
Both of us can be found on Research Gate if you are interested in our publications.
If you would like to contact us our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and we welcome comments and debate on what we are posting. We post three times a week, Paul writes on Sundays and Sally Wednesdays and Fridays.
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