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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

Rowan Williams

holy

Holy people make you feel better than you are. Good people make you feel worse than you are.

Rowan Williams

There’s a definite path to walk here …

Rowan Williams: Hulsean Lectures 2016

Gotta love the plenitude of those eyebrows!

In Lecture 3 of his 2016 Hulsean Lectures (from 03:45-04:25), Rowan Williams disputes the Christological appropriateness of speaking of “two consciousnesses,” claiming such terminology is foreign to Patristic thought. 341 more words

Incarnation

The Poetry of Those Excessively Common Dandelions

the dandelions

in the field more numerous

than I remember

I write about meaningless things or rather the meaninglessness of things because in order to “represent” how such things appear to me I have to dislodge them from the hierarchies and grammars of the every day world.

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Parables and Loss

Only can we see the loss and recovery of God himself in cross and resurrection as the opening to us of comprehensive change and healing, and see the way in which meanings of love lie beyond the capacity of human beings for virtue, religion and faithfulness, and survive all loss that can be imagined. 27 more words

The Scandal of Poetry

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

Rowan Williams