Trystan attained a Masters from Oxford University, with a thesis on suffering and contemplative prayer, and a PhD in church history from the University of Wales, Bangor. Trystan is author of 'Opening our Lives': Devotional Reading for Lent' (BRF 2020), 'Living the Prayer: The Everyday Challenge of the Lord’s Prayer' (BRF, 2017), 'Winds of Change' (UWP, 1999 and 2017), 'Real God in the Real World : Devotional Reading for Advent'' (BRF, 2013), 'The Compassion Quest' (SPCK, 2013), and 'Finding Hope and Meaning in Suffering' (SPCK, 2010). He is a regular voice on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Prayer for the Day’ and BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’, as well as on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru. He has given papers at numerous international conferences, including at Sydney, Chicago, Dublin, Edinburgh, Oxford, and Philadelphia. He blogs at www.trystanowainhughes.com/blog
To Hell’s Mouth and Back: Suffering and Growth in our Journeys
Trystan Owain Hughes explores his own experience of suffering, considering how pain and disability can be redeemed and transformed. Three years back, after a gruelling 140 - mile pilgrimage walking from one side of North Wales to the other, he found himself facing another very different pilgrimage as he recovered from a reoccurrence of a serious back injury. In this session, Trystan will examine how common experiences of pilgrimage are also echoed in the challenges of our life journeys. Alongside accessible and engaging stories about both challenges, he will reflect theologically and spiritually on the journeys we all face, as we search for God’s presence in our joys and pains.
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