ONE YELLOW DOOR

When Rebecca de Saintonge wrote the Epilogue to her memoir ‘One Yellow Door’, she had no idea she was tapping into a school of radical Christianity that was beginning to challenge and enlighten in equal measure. Threatening for some, liberating for others.

On this website we hope to look at some of these reflections more closely, dipping into the work of the most exciting thinkers of our age. If you are interested in spiritual matters, but can’t accept literal interpretations, this may be the site for you. Feel free to comment and join in this exploration of a faith that makes sense in the 21st century.

The body: questions of survival

Only those who have looked after a loved one with dementia know the complexity of emotions you struggle with: the daily grief, the painful pretence of normality, the fatigue. You struggle to survive as your own life is gradually overwhelmed. And who looks after you? How do you stay alive?

We hope this website will provide a safe place to share the challenges of caring and surviving.

Latest posts

  • Finding meaning within suffering

    Viktor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, was a holocaust survivor.

  • Forget what you've been taught about God. Let silence speak.

    For many, the concept of ‘God’ may still be uncomfortable, or unclear, but the practice of silent prayer, letting go of your own thoughts and allowing the spirit of God to dwell in you, can be the beginning of healing and a new spiritual reality, as Rich Lewis has found out.

  • Living creatively in a diminishing space

    As your partner becomes less able, their world shrinks around them, and so does your own, so how do you survive and find a way to live creatively within this diminishing space? Rebecca de Saintonge found a way.

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The soul: questions of faith

For many today, traditional interpretations of Christianity and its creeds are simply unbelievlable. They rise out of a world that no longer exists, but if we don’t separate the faith from the dying explanations of the past ”then surely” writes Bishop John Spong, “Christianity will continue its relentless journey into a declining irrelevance.”

Strong words, but ones that resonate with many. Nursing my husband through ten years of dementia, and watching the grace with which he suffered, challenged my understanding and made me re-evaluate all I’d been taught to believe. I had to find a new way of thinking about the Divine, a new interpretation of the Christian message that made sense in a modern world.

On this website we hope you will join in the discussions as we explore the work of some of the most exciting thinkers of our time. We invite you to share your own experiences and insights.

Latest posts

  • Bad Dad, Good Dad

    How an unexpected sense of Christ’s presence gave Tony Hemmings the permission to express his anger and experience a Father’s love.

  • Forget what you've been taught about God. Let silence speak.

    For many, the concept of ‘God’ may still be uncomfortable, or unclear, but the practice of silent prayer, letting go of your own thoughts and allowing the spirit of God to dwell in you, can be the beginning of healing and a new spiritual reality, as Rich Lewis has found out.

  • It's OK to be fluid - faith changes

    Some days an angry atheist, at others a gentle believer, what matters, says David Hayward, is not that our feelings change, but that we have the freedom to keep exploring.

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