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Sermon manuscript (more or less accurate)

Pentecost 13 or something C
28 August 2016
Luke 14: 1-14ish

In John’s Gospel
Jesus defines himself as the True and Living Way
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Invitations to Explorations (COV&R 2016)

The annual and 26th conference of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion (COV&R) coincided with the 6th annual conference of the Australian Girard Seminar. It was the first meeting of its kind after the passing of René Girard (December 25, 1923 – November 4, 2015), whose groundbreaking interdisciplinary work and eventually developed mimetic theory is further explored by an ever growing number of scholars on these occasions. 4,485 more words

René Girard

A poem/prayer for the descendants of Cain

My heart is heavy with grief this morning. So much fear and hatred. So much violence. From this grief I wrote this poem/prayer:

A poem and prayer for the descendants of Cain: 100 more words

Spirituality

On Human Sacrifice (Article Nature)

I can’t help but quote the following article by Philip Ball in its entirety. It summarizes an interesting paper that appeared in Nature by Joseph Watts, … 1,625 more words

René Girard

Why we crucify

“The Cross alone exposes for the first time the real condition of mankind… is the supreme revelation of the sin of mankind.” – T.F. Torrance, …

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Jesus

errors and incomplete ideas in Girard part 1

  1. One the largest errors Girard makes is operating within the paradigm of the methodological naturalism of his contemporaries. Part of this he cannot be faulted for since he went to the furthest strides possible to make Christianity comprehensible to the wider academic community.
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Christianity

Dirk Draulans, read Girard!

Dirk Draulans, biologist and science journalist for Belgian Knack magazine, wrote an interesting article on the question of violence in human life (Violence is deeply rooted in us – The biology of terror… 2,181 more words

René Girard