Tag Archives: Christ

What Does It Mean That We Are So Interested In Life On Other Planets?

  There has been a lot about space exploration in the media recently. Mostly this has come about because suddenly, we have gone from thinking that there were not many planets around other stars, to actually finding out that there … Continue reading

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There is no ‘getting beyond’ Being in Christ.

In my time as a parish priest, there was always discussion about the value of church buildings. Some people would be committed to repairing the organ, and to retaining and maintaining the beautiful buildings that they had. Other people would … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Calving and Lambing Season

This is my first reflection from our new home in Alexandra. We are back in Australia now, but I will continue to ‘blog’, even though I am not writing a weekly reflection for a congregation.   I remember a lovely … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts On Liturgy: An Incomplete Image and The Common Cup

I am re-reading Margaret Visser’s book on St. Agnes’ Outside the Walls Church in Rome “The Geometry of Love”. It’s a wonderfully rich book, and I can thoroughly recommend it. As it happens, I myself  have been reflecting on a … Continue reading

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Assimilation, Multiculturalism and Integration: A Response to the Great Migration

In the light of the present ‘great migration’ I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of ‘integration’. This is a high value in Switzerland. But what does the word mean?   Well, in the series of Star Trek, there … Continue reading

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On Quotes by Bonhoeffer and Justin Welby

Reflecting on the day of Death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I came across this quote that someone had put up. ‘Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he … 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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