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God is not dead

Recently I was watching something (clearly forgettable, as I’ve forgotten what it was) on TV, and had a thought on hearing a father reading to his child, ending “and they lived happily ever after”.  The thought started with a memory... Continue Reading →

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Thoughts At the Outset of Autumn

“... to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” — Mary Oliver, “In Blackwater Woods” That epigraph... Continue Reading →

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Sunday (January 20) is Communion Sunday at Silverside. (rescheduled from January 13)

All are welcome!

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So, among other things, heads up, Deacons! 🙂

Lots of folks, especially visitors and potential new members to our church, wonder how celebrating Communion–that is, partaking of the elements of the Lord’s Supper–fits in with the theology of progressives or liberals or nones. I don’t know of a single person in the Silverside family who believes in atonement theology. Atonement theology holds to the idea that Jesus had to die, and shed blood in the process, in order to save sinners (that would be all of humanity in these theological systems) from the rage of the god (lower case g intended) of their perceptions who without Jesus’ indescribable suffering could only be happy if all humans since the beginning of time would burn in caverns of fire that never stop tormenting nerve endings never destroyed by the flames.

Well, we Silversiders don’t want to take the fun away from those…

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Ask a good astrologer… (Christmas musing on the Magi)

“...behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.” “When they had heard... Continue Reading →

Jonah and the Whale Vomit

Last night, while the rest of the work was gently sleeping, I found myself counting 17 mosquito bites. I'm no stranger to that kind of thing in Britain, so Aussie Mozzies (...just guessing that's a term, but - surely...?) are... Continue Reading →

Seriously. If you have gold shoes, just go ahead and wear them!

I was sitting in the open air cafe of the Museum for the Contemporary Arts in Sydney this week when I saw her. I wasn't particularly people-watching, but when you're facing the Opera House and someone walks across your line... Continue Reading →

Myths, metaphors, mysteries and making it up: theology meets fiction

There is a saying which I’ve seen variously attributed to African, Amerind and Asian wise men, which goes “I don’t know if it happened this way, but I know this story is true”. A little while ago, I blogged on... Continue Reading →

When the moon covers the sun, we have a solar eclipse. What do you call it when birds do that? - Kim Young-ha

It’s Time to Talk About God

Growing up I remember praying to God that he would answer all sorts of prayers, from a sick relative to a $25,000 prize in a yogurt box so I could buy all the toy guns I could afford. Later when... Continue Reading →

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