Category Archives: Living Before the Face of God

On The Weather and God’s Judgment

Everywhere that I go in the last few days people have been commenting on the weather: how humid it has been and how unseasonally wet this amount of rain is. More importantly, people have been talking to me in quasi … Continue reading

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Reflections on Same Sex Marriage

Yesterday, at the announcement of the results of the postal survey senator Penny Wong burst into tears. I joined in. I asked myself ‘Why did you do that Paul?” Back came the answer ‘Because you too know what it is … Continue reading

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“Prayer-Work”, Like ‘Space-Time’ Forges Sacramental Being-before-the -face-of-God”

This week has seen me out in the garden a lot. I have been mowing the lawns, and looking to see where the pipes for our garden’s watering system go, so that we can keep the garden alive, without wasting … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein and Christian Manhood

The ‘outing’ of Harvey Weinstein in recent days has also brought forth a discussion about what is being called a ‘crisis of masculinity.’   I am wondering what this means. Is there a crisis among men about what it means … Continue reading

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Dissonance In Reciting The Great Prayers of Thanksgiving at the Eucharist

During the Great prayer of Thanksgiving, I find myself saying some very strange things. Mostly I have overlooked them, but now I think it is worth sharing with you what strikes me as odd about the range of Thanksgiving Prayers … Continue reading

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Tears, Authenticity and Authority in Prayer

So you remember that I have been thinking about what it mans to live before the face of God. Now one of the ways that this happens is during prayer times at morning ad evening. Sometimes during prayer I am … Continue reading

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What “Pale Rider” Told Me About Violence, Non-Violence and Trusting God

The other week I happened to see the Clint Eastwood movie “Pale Rider”.   This movie follows the pattern of all Westerns. A small group of people is oppressed by big business. Along comes a ‘stranger’ who saves them.   … Continue reading

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