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Telegraph: Good Friday - the day we forget to remember

When I read that Marks & Spencer had pioneered the Toffee Fudge and Belgian Chocolate Hot Cross Bun, my reaction was completely irrational. Hot Cross buns have long been an all-year-round item on supermarket shelves. 225 more words

ἐδάκρυσεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς (Jesus Wept)

There are two instances the Gospels tell us that “Jesus wept.” One is John 11:35 as He stands in the midst of a wake for His friend Lazarus. 757 more words

Pastoral

The religion of works-righteousness

by Mike Ratliff

“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from.

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Christian Authenticity

Ara Norenzayan: Religion and Prosociality

This is a lecture given by Ara Norenzayan describing some of his findings about the sociology behind religious beliefs.

Some of the things he touches on briefly in his lecture (which he said he goes into more depth in his book… 577 more words

Cognitive Science

the open mystic

Coming out as a mystic is probably more complicated than coming out as gay. At least in some circumstances. Being turned on by the same sex isn’t fundamentally different to being turned on by the other sex. 457 more words

Glyn Ridgley

Believer You (Poetry)

Romans 1: 20 For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. 70 more words