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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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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 →

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 →

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 →

The Way Station ‘meet up’ is this weekend: What’s it all about?

This weekend we have our first meet up for the Way Station. A few of us are getting together in person in a conference room in Leeds (UK), and we'll be sharing the conversation with anyone in the Way Station... Continue Reading →

Inviting thoughts on – Session 6: GROUNDING / GUIDANCE / PRAYER / WORSHIP…

Here's a prompt for our thoughts, in preparation for Session 6 of the Way Station Meet Up on August 19-20 (in Leeds, and online). In the Way Station, many of us come from a Christian faith perspective. Some are journeying... Continue Reading →

Inviting thoughts on – Session 2: PHILOSOPHY/THEOLOGY

‘The Way Station’ is a space where many of us ask serious questions about our spiritual journey. It’s a safe space where people are welcome to ask big, deep, and often uncomfortable questions about theology, philosophy and spirituality - and encourage and build each other up, as we explore those questions together.

Apocalypse & the death of God – a new heaven and new earth

 "Only an absolute self-emptying of God makes possible the resurrection of God, but that resurrection is the consequence of that self-emptying, and this is a truly apocalyptic resurrection, one giving birth to an absolutely new world." Thomas Altizer, The New... Continue Reading →

I am the “Prayer Warrior” Who’s Having Trouble Praying

For as long as I can remember, my mom has called me her “prayer warrior,” which meant if a pet went missing, a relative was having a medical procedure or a friend were traveling on a trip that required flying... Continue Reading →

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