Category Archives: TIWIARN

Over and out

It’s some months since I posted here, and probably about time I admitted that this blog is now on (probably permanent) hiatus. My active blogging is now at Curlew River. It was a great 7½ years blogging under the Confessing … Continue reading

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The spaciousness of time

What we will be has not yet been revealed. — 1 John 3:2. This is a year of anniversaries and “significant round numbers” for me. Last week I officially hit my “late thirties” (38); this week is our eldest son’s … Continue reading

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Praying together

In the second chapter of Life Together (see previous post), Dietrich Bonhoeffer looks at “the day with others”. Most of the chapter is concerned with praying with our fellow Christians: as Bonhoeffer writes, “common life under the Word begins with … Continue reading

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Applied siblinghood

We saw in my previous post how James Alison argues that there is no true human “paternity”, and that as a consequence we have to “live and act as ones who only have siblings” – including the “intergenerational” siblings who … Continue reading

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True knowledge of Jesus

In the final chapter of Knowing Jesus (see previous posts 1 | 2 | 3), James Alison asks what it means to “know Jesus” in the light of the “intelligence of the victim”. The phrase “knowing Jesus” is often associated … Continue reading

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Relating to Jesus

Via Ben Myers, an outstanding post by Bruce Hamill on his break-up with his boyfriend: Jesus. Hamill describes the relationship he used to have with Jesus: Boyfriend was not the term we used, of course, but he was effectively a … Continue reading

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New music for 2009

Yes! It’s my annual “new to me” top 10 post: the top music I’ve come across over the past year, based on Last.fm scrobbles. Here’s the chart: Bubbling under: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (70), Little Boots (70), Bad Lieutenant … Continue reading

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