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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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Church as ‘Part of Society’: Church as ‘Alternative Version of It’

Reflection 7-6-15 Here is a dilemma. I found this quote in a book I’ve been reading recently “If we are going to be a missionary Church we cannot be only people in retreat from insecurity. People must be strengthened to … Continue reading

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The Eucharist: Acting Oiurselves into New Ways of Thinking and Speaking

The other week someone mentioned just how many words there were in Church on a Sunday. “So many words!” They said. Well yes.  This prompted me to think about the Eucharist again, and what it is. Clearly, when the archaeologists … Continue reading

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It’s OK ‘not to believe’. It’s not OK to want to make the Christian Faith into your own image to match your unbelief.

This is by way of a rant. Among the non or mildly religious there is one thing that really makes me angry and that is intellectual bad faith. Here is what I mean. Christopher Hitchins, who died of cancer a … Continue reading

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