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The Advantage Being a Christian: It Has Kept Me Safe, And Given Me Some Useful Skills.

Lately I have heard about people who have had bad experiences with those whom they have met on ‘on line’ dating sites. Others have been the subject of trolling, or other bad behaviour via social media.   I was particularly … Continue reading

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Another Cliché: “I can be moral without being Christian”

I can’t stop thinking about clichés!   Here is another one. Philip Adams uses it a lot, but he is not the only one. This cliché is ‘It is possible to live a moral life, or to have a good … Continue reading

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Being ‘Black’ Beimg What? Being Christian

Recently I re-read the story of Rachel Dolezal, the ‘white’ woman in the US who for a long time has ‘identified’ as ’black’. She became committed to the black cause, and rose to some prominence there. But photos of her … Continue reading

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On Being A Member of Something or Not

While on holidays, I went to a party. Where I met someone who said “ I have never paid tax and never voted!’ I must admit to being a bit shocked. I was thinking “Well how does someone gain status … Continue reading

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Preliminary Reflections On Moving From Being Mainly In My Ordained Self To Being Mainly in My Baptized Self

So this is my first Christmas for a long time, where I have as a Christian, been a member of the congregation, rather than the president, making sure that everything that needs to happen, happens. Its my first Christmas ‘in … Continue reading

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Is Being ‘True to Myself’ All That There Is?

I read in Giles Fraser’s column in ‘The Guardian’ that the Girl Guides have changed their ‘sign up’ promise. Instead of promising to serve God, the Queen and their Country, Guides now promise to “… do my best: to be … Continue reading

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