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 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 Director of the Midlands Centre for Youth Ministry at St John’s College Nottingham, a self-supporting Curate at Hodge Hill Church in Birmingham and a volunteer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She is a Companion of the Northumbria Community, a Trustee of Frontier Youth Trust and Quinton Youth for Christ.
Paul is Senior Chaplain at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and a Tutor at the Midlands Centre for Youth Ministry. Paul is co-founder or the Paediatric Chaplaincy Network and Convenor of the Grove Youth Series.
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 at least twice a week, on the weekend on the theme of Honest Christianity, one of Paul’s passions and usually written by him and on Wednesday in a series we are calling Wondering Wednesdays where we (mainly Sally) are writing about various things that have inspired us.
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