Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Debate About The Easter Island Statues and The People That Built Them. What It TeachesUs

  Do you know about the large, ‘moai’ statues on Easter Island? They are the most recognisable feature of the island, and they pose the biggest question “What happened to the people?”   For a long time, no one had … Continue reading

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Reflections on the ‘Tag Line’ of a Congregation

    In Jerusalem I met up with a group of great people from a church in the USA. The ‘tag line’ for their congregation is “Church without walls that welcomes without limits.”   I like this line a lot, … Continue reading

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Place and Narrative:The Union that Makes us ‘selves, sites ‘holy’ and sacraments

Some of this may sound to some readers as a bit esoteric, but bear with me! Here is another thing that I have been thinking about as a result of the Israel/Palestine trip. Our course director on the pilgrimage was … Continue reading

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The ‘Perp-Walk’ and The Symbolism of Mutual Humiliation

I first heard the term ‘perp-walk’ in connection with the trial of Dominic Straus-Kahn in New York. He was, you recall, charged with sexual offences against an hotel worker. The charges were later dropped. So the ‘perp-walk’ or ‘perpetrator walk’ … Continue reading

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