Tag Archives: Spirit

A Tribute to My Friend And Some Reflections On The Church Ads A Result

I want to pay tribute to my friend Peter, who died just last week. We lived in different cities, and I was not as close to him as some others were, but I would like to think that I was … Continue reading

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My Go At Thinking About The Same-Sex Marriage Issue, As A Christian.

The debate about same-sex marriage was another topic that came up during my recent conversation with my friend Stephen. Here is something that we agreed on: that many of the opponents of this idea from within the Church, oppose it … Continue reading

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There is no ‘getting beyond’ Being in Christ.

In my time as a parish priest, there was always discussion about the value of church buildings. Some people would be committed to repairing the organ, and to retaining and maintaining the beautiful buildings that they had. Other people would … Continue reading

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Reflections On Leaving A Congregation

    This is my last reflection from Montreux. It is one of the hardest ones to write because there are so many options. I remember the time when the question of my being ordained was to be decided. I … 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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More on ‘Integration” But At The Personal Level

I have been thinking a bit more about the idea of ‘integration’ and this section of the Play ‘A Man for all Seasons’ came to me. Richard Rich wants a job. Sir Thomas More won’t give him one but Cromwell … Continue reading

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Assimilation, Multiculturalism and Integration: A Response to the Great Migration

In the light of the present ‘great migration’ I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of ‘integration’. This is a high value in Switzerland. But what does the word mean?   Well, in the series of Star Trek, there … Continue reading

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