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Britain's Religious Leaders Squander Their Moral Authority By Supporting The EU And Forsaking Democracy

Another day, another insidious, arrogant attempt by religious leaders to suggest that God is a paid-up member of the Remain campaign

Read this portentous intervention in the EU referendum debate and tell me it isn’t the most… 1,375 more words

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Rowan Williams on the riskiness of revelation

The touch of God is dangerous, in that it can be a light too sharp to be borne without hurt or breakage; and when the perception is skewed and redirected, it may run close to the destructive and the hellish.

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Theology Quotes

Rowan Williams: Thinking Naively, Rigidly And Uncreatively About Europe

Et tu, Archiepiscopus?

Another day brings more disingenuous, pseudo-Christian piffle over at Reimagining Europe, this time from the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams (and his ghost/speechwriter Philip Waters). 1,335 more words

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Rowan Williams on “the loneliness of each one of us”

The following is the opening of a characteristically excellent sermon from Rowan Williams. I wish I could post the sermon in full, but I’m sure the publisher would frown on that.

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Theology Quotes

Silence and Honey Cakes: On Vocation and Pentecost

As we await the coming of the Spirit of God on Pentecost Sunday, I wanted to share another story from the desert fathers and mothers  1,250 more words


Easter 5 (C) – 24 April 2016

sermon preached at St Margaret’s Newlands

Acts 11:1-18
Revelation 21:1-6
John 13:31-35.

“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.” 1,524 more words

Theological Reflection

Poetry is what we all depend on

The scandal of poetry is that it supplies a model for the process of reality– nothing more (model) nothing less (reality).

Reading philosophy and theology is good mental exercise; it helps one chart the map of concepts that illuminate, however faintly, one’s journey through time. 161 more words

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