Still fooled by our own myths

Still under the sway of our own imperialist myth, even in these times, most of us imagine that the countries we colonized in the nineteenth century had always been savage and backward, and it was only when the western...

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Falling off a ladder: a theological blog 8 – x – 19

Falling off a ladder: a theological blog 8 - x - 19 I’ve been trying to read a book called Finnegans Wake it’s complete nonsense I don’t why the feller even wrote it and I’d just about struggled through the...

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All high cockalorum and the prosperous future.

The Conservative Party Conference makes me weep.  What about climate?  The scientific evidence is now overwhelming, I doubt whether any once-controversial issue in science has ever reached the level of consensus that climate now has.   The scientists are warning...

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The terrifying world that’s coming: Theological blog 1 – x – 19

The terrifying world that's coming: Theo blog 1- x - 19 God told us to look after the earth in Genesis.  Can you imagine any crime greater than trashing this beautiful planet?  Moi? Surely not.  The great issue facing us...

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What are the scientists telling us?

What are the scientists telling us?   Everybody has heard of the greenhouse effect but it is widely misunderstood.  We are not pumping out so much carbon into the atmosphere we are creating a thick blanket of it round the earth...

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What I always knew but did not know I knew

Thomas of Celano, one of St Francis’s early biographers wrote of him “he often overflowed with amazing, unspeakable joy as he looked at the sun, gazed at the moon or observed the stars in the sky”. During the voyage of...

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A noble mind constrained: a theological blog 03 ix 19

The Tragedy of Dawkins: A theological blog 3 ix 19   We live in an age of moral pygmies.  Bishops mumble.  Bankers have given greed new meanings.  Far from rhetoric to stir us, in Parliament we get playground exchanges that would...

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The Assumption: if not falling asleep on a divan with golden trumpets then what? a theological blog 20 viii 19

The Assumption.  If not falling asleep on a divan with golden trumpets then what? A theological blog 20 viii 19  A theological blog 20 viii 19 What are we to make of this feast?  There could hardly be any doctrine more...

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