Tag Archives: Church

God Bless Our Union

There was a time when I was prepared to commit myself to a life in the Anglican Church as a priest. A significant reason for my withdrawal was their position on homosexuality; as a bisexual I could not commit myself … Continue reading

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Plaisir d’Amour

I went to a Folk night (acoustic only) recently, and it was great. A fairly small room but about 40 of us sat inside by candle-light with people playing the guitar, singing, telling short stories and poetry, a lot of … Continue reading

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Prozac Nation, the Magdalene Sisters, and the Necessary End of the Church?

Prozac Nation is a memoir about a teenager who finds herself suffering from depression, struggling for help in what you could call a “dark night of a decade” in her life. Of the book itself, I felt that it was … Continue reading

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Responding to Hampson’s “After Christianity”, Chapter 5

Responding to Chapter 5: Woman, the Other Daphne Hampson, After Christianity (London: SCM Press, 1996) Summary and Commentary: This chapter is an exploration of three profiles of women and their treatment: woman as ideal, slut and complement to the male. The first … Continue reading

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Responding to Hampson’s “After Christianity”, Chapter 4

Responding to Chapter 4: Christian Idolatry Daphne Hampson, After Christianity (London: SCM Press, 1996) Tip: If you do not have a basic understanding of Freudian psychology I recommend that you research the Id, Ego and Superego before reading this chapter. Only an understanding … Continue reading

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Is it Normal to Try to Connect with All of Humanity?

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. – John 8:7 I’ve been trying to figure out what to write for the last few days, and had begun slowly drafting a piece on the various distractions of the … Continue reading

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Rising out of Darkness into Great Light

Be still for the power of the Lord is moving in this place. He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace. No work too hard for him, in faith, receive from him. Be still for the power of … Continue reading

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Grace Above Law / Lumos and Nox

Galatians 2:21 I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing. Day two of Lent, and I found this amazing light-switch in the Old Hall campus… If you don’t … Continue reading

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Think of how God loves you

Last week in St Peters on the hill I had the beautifully stilling encounter of a butterfly flying into the church to join us for our prayer. And now this week after remembering my baptism birthday, a Sunday serving in … Continue reading

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Tradition

It’s often annoyed me when someone has argued that someone needs something to be maintained because of tradition. I recognise that we all have roots, we all have culture, we all have our traditions. They don’t just have to be … Continue reading

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