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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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How ‘Being a Bother’ Can Be A Good Thing

How many phone calls have you had that begin with the phrase ‘I’m sorry to bother you…but.” The person ringing feels as though to claim the time of another person is to be a ‘bother’ to them. Maybe they feel … 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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Having a Story, yes, But what Kind?

Last Tuesday night we started our ‘enquiry’ group for deepening of faith with some newer members of the congregation. The usual procedure for this kind of group is to begin with story telling. We draw a line on the paper, … Continue reading

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Having a Coherent Story and What We Do When We Can’t

Reflection 27-4-14   Last week we were talking to some friends about another friend, who is now in the early stages of dementia. One of the expressions of this condition is that people close to the sufferer are accused of … Continue reading

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Martin Luther, the ‘Good’ and being Christian

At the Bible Study on Tuesdays we began talking about Martin Luther. Thinking about Luther’s moment of conversion to ‘faith’ we naturally came upon questions of what it means to be a Christian for us. Someone said ‘Well there are … Continue reading

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