Monthly Archives: July 2015

John Gottman’s Latest Reseearch on Successful Marriage: Context and Being a Christian

I have been married twice. The first time, wanting to make it succeed, I got a book that I’d heard about on the radio called ‘A Couples Guide to Communication.’  by John Gottman and Cliff Notarius. These two people researched … Continue reading

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The Shroud of Turin and Why Physicality Matters

Reflection 26-7-15 Recently a member of our congregation went to visit the Shroud of Turin at its ‘ten year showing’. Everyone knows now that it is a production of mediaeval times, but still, lots of people have gone to see … Continue reading

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Whe the Earth Is Swallowed Up By the Sun, There Will be Christ. In the Meantime, On Offer Every Sunday Morning at Eucharist

Did you know that our sun was destined to become a ‘red giant’? That’s the prediction for about 5 billion years into the future, for a star about the size of our sun. When a ‘red giant’ happens, the size … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts After Participating In the Doivine Liturgy In Athens

Early in the morning, and at night, through dinner we heard a loud speaker delivering the chanting of the divine liturgy to those sitting outside. While we were in Greece, the Church celebrated two feasts: the feast of St. Peter … Continue reading

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My Need to Surrender Myself, and Some Defences Against It.

On holidays in Greece I met another priest. Being both professionally religious, I ask myself ‘I wonder what kind of priest he will be?’ Well it didn’t take me long to find out. After dinner, we began sharing our ‘party … Continue reading

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