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Radical Reconciliation - A Book Study For Lent - Part 1

This Lent we are making our way through the book 'Radical Reconciliation' by Allan Boesak and Curtiss DeYoung. For the study I have written a series of booklets to help our thinking, our first session is today, hopefully I can get these booklets published a few days before each session.  The booklet is below, as a... Read More

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Martyrdom

When they heard these things, they became enraged and ground their teeth at Stephen. But filled with the Holy Spirit, he gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. ‘Look,’ he said, ‘I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!’ But they... Read More

St Patrick - Humour in art?

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.           2 Corinthians 13.14 A light-hearted reflection for today’s feast Day. Read More

Identity

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them,mortals that you care for them?                                        Psalm 8.3,4  What am I, After All?  WHAT am I, after all, but a child, pleas’d with the... Read More

Be Kind

Bless the Lord, O my soul And all that is within me Forgetting not His benefits Nor forgiveness of iniquity Bless Him, who brings healing And redemption to our lives Crowning us with loving kindness And with blessings, satisfies.                                          Psalm 103.1-5   A Song For Mercy, Courage,... Read More

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Some Art May Disturb

Isaac said to his father Abraham, ‘Father!’ And he said, ‘Here I am, my son.’ He said, ‘The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt-offering?’ Abraham said, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt-offering, my son.’ So the two of them walked on together.             Genesis 22.7,8 Some... Read More

De Profundis

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,     and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord     more than those who watch for the morning,     more than those who watch for the morning.                                                         Psalm 130.5,6 Arvo Part’s De Profundis - details on Wikipedia here. Thisis... Read More

Luminary

God said, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.’ Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the... Read More

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The Christ of St John of the Cross

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.    Philippians 2:8 By far the most popular of all Dali’s religious works is without a doubt his ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’, whose figure dominates the Bay of Port Lligat. The painting was... Read More

Faith

Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.  Romans 14:1  Faith  Since all that is was ever bound to be; Since grim, eternal laws our Being bind; And both the riddle and the answer find, And both the carnage and the calm decree; Since plain within the Book of Destiny Is written... Read More

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