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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The will of God: a theological blog 13 – viii – 19

A theological blog 13 - viii - 19 The will of God – I sometimes wonder whether the will of God isn’t sometimes the ultimate backstop: a convenient metaphor  - for who better to have on your side than God...

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Meowing in the distance: a theological blog 6 – viii – 19

Meowing in the distance: a theological blog 6 - viii - 19 The other day we had to have our cat put down. He was an old cat, eighteen already we had had him from a kitten, and in his...

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Meowing in the distance

The other day we had to have our cat put down. He was an old cat, seventeen we had had him from a kitten, and in his late years extremely lame.  All his life he had been an outdoor...

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The will of God: a theological blog 6 – viii – 19

A theological blog 6 - viii - 19 The will of God – that convenient metaphor  for doing exactly what I want no matter what the distress or inconvenience to anybody else.

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How you haunt me still. A theological blog 23 – vii 19

How you haunt me still, dear Ben, who were once amongst the handsomest and most beautiful of men both cursed and favoured by Apollo, you died before your time, wreathed in distress and sorrows, bald, riddled with cancer and...

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