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Giving to Caesar, Giving to God: Rowan Williams' address at the service for the new Parliament, June 2010

There is the big picture for every politician who seeks to be more than a mere manager of the state’s business, a part of the mechanism of collecting Caesar’s taxes.

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Historic Speeches

Podcast: "How Much is Enough? The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life"

In this McDonald Centre conference, Robert and Edward Skidelsky debate their controversial book about work, wealth, and human well-being with Rowan Williams, Cecile Fabre, John Thanassoulis, and other theologians, philosophers, economists and journalists.

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The mindful awareness practice of confessional walking

One of my favourite mindful awareness or meditative practices is mindful walking. Within the formal meditation you take a certain number of steps, with your focus of attention on the soles of your feet, the movements that make up a step, and the streams of awareness inside you that are your senses. 439 more words


Rowan Williams, Teresa of Avila, and An Easter Spirituality

Easter is upon us, and I’ve been thinking about this passage from Romans:

We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies (8:22-23).

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A Realistic Representation Of The Crucifixion Won't Say What Has To Be Said.

Rowan Williams on the Easter complex:

The pivotal event is the whole of that Easter complex, if you like, not just the resurrection, which is why a realistic representation of the crucifixion on it’s own won’t say what has to be said.

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Prayer walking through Lent

Most of us believe that self-denial for a season is good for our soul. It reassures us that we are not locked into self-satisfaction and it encourages us to aspire to higher values. 477 more words


Book Review of "Cross-Shattered Christ" by Stanley Hauerwas

For Holy Week this year, I decided to read Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words by Stanley Hauerwas.  Though I had been aware of the Anglican theologian’s works all these years, I had never read any of them (perhaps I would have been more insightful, theologically, if I had). 179 more words

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