Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Present

To quote a wise old archbishop, Michael Ramsey, sometimes ‘I hate the Church of England, I do, I do, I do’ (see The Faber Book of Church and Clergy)… not quite enough to lay down on a bed and ‘hooray … Continue reading

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Unoriginal Sin

I wrote before, in ‘A Sword will Pierce Your Heart Also’, about the pain caused by division and disagreement between fellow Christians, and in many ways it is a  subject I am loth to return to… no need to say … Continue reading

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And the life was the light of all women

It is not easy to imagine, in these days of scientific knowledge, quite how revolutionary some ideas were to the early Christians… A few hundred years ago, it was still believed that women were a sort of diminished, weakened version … Continue reading

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Unfulfilled Longing

Unfulfilled longing… Longing is part of all human existence, it is an impulse that drives us, or pulls us along, hunger, desire, need, hope, desperation… the need for food, warmth, safety, but above all, the need for love, for human … Continue reading

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