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Conservation poetry: a field guide

Is there such a thing as conservation poetry? This question has been running through my mind since I talked with a Masters student who was doing a project on ‘conservation art’. 975 more words


Rowan Williams on the work of doctrine

the job of doctrine is to hold us still before Jesus. When that slips out of view, we begin instead to use this language to defend ourselves, to denigrate others, to control and correct — and then it becomes a problem.

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Rowan Williams: Christian Orthodoxy and ‘Contemplative Pragmatism’

In a collection of essays covering various writers and thinkers from within the Anglican tradition, Rowan Williams negotiates a variety of different approaches to Christian theology and its sources and, remarkably, manages to elucidate something that is common to them all – a unique way of doing things amidst the diversity of attitudes and methods that is distinctively Anglican. 1,918 more words


On chaos and Williams’ Rublev

I really find that life mid-20s have a certain sense of chaos to it. So many things that are yet completely up in the air and could end up anywhere – careers, relationships, homes. 261 more words

God in our lives: control freak or aloof?

Though it is incomprehensibly popular, the idea that the Christian God is a God who ensures that all that happens on earth fits into a divine plan and is according to God’s will is also unaccountably stupid. 1,214 more words


Former Archbishop of Canterbury Talks Orthodoxy

By Eddie Mikus
The Orthodox Christian Studies Center held its 10th “Orthodoxy in America” lecture on Sept. 30, featuring Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 until 2012 and the current master of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge. 707 more words

The uses and abuses of Charles Darwin

I’m at the Cambridge University college that Charles Darwin attended before heading off on a ship to change the world’s views about the origin of the species, particularly the evolution of humans. 453 more words

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