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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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What is Pyrotheology?

Pyrotheology is a project spearheaded by Peter Rollins that attempts to deconstruct belief-based Christianity and make the tradition relevant to people who feel attracted to it but who are unable to assent in good faith to its creeds and doctrines.... Continue Reading →

Connections, faith and politics

"I’m in love with the idea of connecting people. Bringing people together is to me, the most important thing we can do in this life." singer/songwriter Rachel Platten, quoted on her website Like Ms Platten, I see the idea of... Continue Reading →

Jesus without walls: re-examining the Gospel

Jesus without walls means Jesus without the “boundaries” we place on what it means “to believe in Jesus” or trust in God. And, the subtitle speaks to the idea that we need to work out our idea of the Gospel... Continue Reading →

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 →

How I Discovered A Transcendent Spirituality

When people ask you about your beliefs, many people would find it pretty easy. “I’m a Christian” “I’m a Muslim” “I’m a Hindu” or maybe, as someone who follows Jesus, it’s simply where you are on the scale of belief... Continue Reading →

My Journey Into A Transcendent Spirituality

When writing this post I wanted to avoid cheese at all costs. It’s so easy when you write a post saying hello to people, you can get into corny language, and not truth. And I guess that’s part of who I am. I’m James Prescott, and I don’t like to be corny, or fake - I’ve always valued honesty, integrity, and that jargony word, authenticity. As a writer, that goes into all the work I do - my books, my blog posts, everything. Including my spiritual journey.

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 →

The Divine Journey of Self-Discovery

It’s incredibly ironic that I’m writing this piece at 2am. Because today I want to talk about my journey of faith and self-discovery….and the insomnia I’m experiencing right now is directly attributable to this. But to talk about this properly,... Continue Reading →

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