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On ‘Transcendence’ and Christianity: A Philosophical Reflection

    I often listen to the Radio National programme ‘The Philosophers’ Zone’.   The other week, they had two programmes on the topic of ‘Transcendence’. The first programme dealt with ‘Transcendence and the Ancients.’ (Mostly meaning Plato).   So … 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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The Vestiges of Gladiatorial Combat and the Eucharist

While I was in Brisbane, I went to the ‘Gladiator’ exhibition at the museum.   Part of the description of the life of a gladiator was a description of how a day at the coliseum might go. First came the … Continue reading

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How TV Shows Learn From Church About Ritual

The other week I was at home watching Anh Do’s ‘Brush With Fame’, as he spoke with, and painted the portrait of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson is as TV star, but he has had huge amounts of tragedy in his … Continue reading

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A Mystical Experience:Making French Onion Soup

The other day, my wife came home and said “ I went to a café for lunch. We had French Onion Soup, but it was terrible. No where near like the one we had in Paris.”   Now the French … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Living: From Bows and Arrows to Retirement

When we were growing up, we used to play ‘bows and arrows’. To get good arrows, we spent our pocket money to buy good, thin doweling, and to put proper flights on them. On occasion, our arrows went over the … Continue reading

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On The Similarity Between The Common Testament Teaching and Jesus’ Teaching

  Recently in the readings for morning prayer, we have been going through the wisdom literature (Proverbs, and Ecclesiasticus). What struck me about this was just how much of Jesus’ teaching is already there! In the course of my reading, … Continue reading

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