When we think of disciples or heroes of faith, male names normally rise to the surface. Does this mean that females don’t exist, or that they are all called Mary, or that it is time to air some conspiracy theories.
John Bell was born and lives within smelling distance of a distillery and a brewery. But he leads an abstemious life, emulating St Augustine and St Francis in his affection for car-driving, mobile phones and spam. The Iona Community employs him as a vagrant.