Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thoughts When New Christian Groups Come to Town

At the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Commune of Montreux, one of the speakers had a wheel as his ‘show and tell’ piece. He said that the many different churches were like a wheel. Christ was the centre, … Continue reading

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Clint Eastwood’s Journey from ‘Unforgiven’ to ‘Gran Torino’

You recall that I have sometimes spoken of the ‘Myth of Redemptive violence’? This is the creation myth that derives from Babylon, where the world (something that has been created) is viewed as the product of a heavenly battle between … Continue reading

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We have a treasure in an earthen vessel. The value of the treasure does not change, just because it is held by a bunch of ‘cracked-pots!’ At the Archdeaconry conference, from which I’ve just returned, we had a talk on … Continue reading

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Eucharist is more like the kitchen of a house (where we are cooked) than the front porch of welcome. But we have to try to combine these two functions in our Sunday morning. This is not easy. But to try … Continue reading

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To allow one’s grief is a significant part of this ‘letting go’ of the hope for a better past Every now and then a description of a process strikes me as particularly worth exploring further. Listen to this. A person … Continue reading

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