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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 Everyone Can go Beyond “Spiritual But Not Religious”

Thinking about clichés last week, put me in mind of one more than needs some exploration.   This is the oft heard statement “Well, I’m spiritual but not religious’.   It is interesting that the form of cliché that people … Continue reading

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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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On Being A Public Christian

In the last issue of ‘The Melbourne Anglican’ Dr. Craig Dalton outlined is reasons for not wearing his clerical collar in public. His main reasoning is that ‘mission is much easier when I’m encountered first as a human being rather … Continue reading

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Heaven does not ‘Wait’ But Is Here For Those Who Congregate

Last week in church an interesting thing happened. It is normal practice for our priest to ask if anyone has an announcement. Mostly no one does, or gives us information about an up-coming event that is important to them. But … Continue reading

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Praying: ASt Home and In Church

In church the other week I noticed the intercessions (prayers of the people). I noticed that the person preparing them had put a lot of time and effort into what they were saying, and said it in such a way … 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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