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Walls and pews and mindsets: a radical inside out perspective for authentic church

A few years ago, the vicar of my then (Evangelical Anglican) church encouraged the congregation to meditate on the future of that church - so I did, and had a vision of the church turning itself inside out - literally... Continue Reading →

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We can’t ALL be right? Can we? Subjective and Objective perspectives on faith

“This all men speak of as God” is the conclusion to the third of Thomas Aquinas’ “Quinque Viae”, commonly thought of as the quintessential proofs of the existence of God. The other four end with permutations on the same theme.... Continue Reading →

Be careful… (what you pray for)

If he could see me now, I think my Dad might be somewhat pleased. He’d certainly be surprised, as long as he could actually cope with the cognitive dissonance... Dad was a long time Methodist local preacher, and as a... Continue Reading →

The maddening thing about mysticism

... is, firstly, that it is possible that it might literally drive you mad. Karen Armstrong records in her autobiography the discovery that her own powerful mystical experiences emanated from her suffering from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Peter Rollins identifies the... Continue Reading →

I’m a Methodological Naturalist, get me out of here…

There is a story I’ve heard used by preachers (source unknown) which goes like this:- A very religious man was once caught in rising floodwaters. He climbed onto the roof of his house and trusted God to rescue him. A... Continue Reading →

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