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Non-competitive Ethics

I have been reading several books by Rafe Esquith, who is a teacher in Los Angeles. All three books say basically the same things – and reveal that being a good educator in difficult circumstances is not rocket science – … Continue reading

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Faith and Religion

I found myself responding to someone’s post on a social media site… a friend of a friend was lamenting bitterly the gulf, as she saw it, between faith and religion… “Jesus was against religion” she wrote, “faith and religion have … Continue reading

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Postmaterialistic or still just ‘Pre-responsible’

Sorry about the tangled title. I’ve had a quiet day today and been catching up on my reading, so it’s a couple of copies of the Church Times, the latest New Scientist, and a theology book by Graham Ward that … Continue reading

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From whom all holy desires –

‘O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give; that both our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also … Continue reading

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Something and Nothing

When God created the world, he did so out of nothing… not as though ‘nothing’ were a vacant zone, or a generic substance… but he ‘summoned it into being’. And what he saw that he had created, was ‘good‘… self-evident … Continue reading

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Waiting

There is something about formation for ordained ministry, which is like preparing for a race… as mentioned in a previous post, ‘The Work of Prayer’. Day after day one must return to training, whether one feels like it or not… … Continue reading

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Interesting Times.

‘May you live in interesting times!’ is an old Chinese curse. It doesn’t sound very serious at first thought, but when you are in the thick of things, history being made; times changing; recessions; revolts; rifts and schisms and minor … Continue reading

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