Monthly Archives: December 2011

How Church Members Need to Listen to their Critics, and the Critics Need Humility

I have been at my present position nearly six months now, and some of my time has been spent in visiting and making contact with people who are on the edges of the congregation. Their comments are always useful, because … Continue reading

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How to Love and Live Christmas in a Scientific Age

A little while ago we had the pleasure of re-watching the series ‘Brideshead Revisited’ with Jeremy Irons as Charles Rider. This time, a lovely quote from him jumped out at me from the screen, and I thought I’d share with … Continue reading

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Old Capitalism and Individualism: The New Economy and the New Collective

Last night on the BBC news, there was an item about the people who are ‘occupying’ the grounds in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. They are a very creative bunch. There has been a law passed to say … Continue reading

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Advent, Waiting and Visas

Talk about a roller coaster ride. Yesterday we got news that the residence permits have not arrived because there is a new ‘convention’ touching on religious people, of which we are the first case, that will cause a delay in … Continue reading

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