Monthly Archives: May 2015

Windsurfing in the Spiritual Life

We are told that religion and spirituality are mutually exclusive but this is silly. This is because when we talk about religion, as Inigo Montoya said “that word that you are using, I do not think it means what you think it means.” Continue reading

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As Long As I Get To Judge

“As long as I’m not hurting anyone” sounds like a good rule to live by but it does invite the question “who gets to judge what hurts?” Continue reading

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Alternative ‘Zeke

The alternative first reading for Pentecost (Ezekiel and the Dry Bones) shows a great vision of the way God begins anew when our lives are dried up and our hope is gone. Continue reading

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Almighty God, martyr

Martyrdom is bearing witness in life, death and life-beyond-death. Jesus then is the perfect witness, the true martyr, because the whole sweep of his life gives life rather than death. Continue reading

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Metasyntactic Sloganeering

Adapting a technique from computer programming to slogan analysis helps us test the logic of our slogans and hopefully helps us say things more clearly. Continue reading

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How Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

1 John 4.7-24 Perfection is a static state and one which seems ‘above’ us. So when John talks about ‘perfect love’ this can come off as perfect (not like us) love. The Greek word behind this perfection though, includes the … Continue reading

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