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Ill-advised?

Here we go again. A winner of two stages of the Tour de France is caught doping, his team drops out of the race, faces collapse, yada yada yada. What struck me about this report, though, was the following comment … Continue reading

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Barth is smart

Tortoise of Dissent presents the theology of Karl Barth as rewritten by Dr Seuss: Look, here’s Karl. Now gather round: he will show you what he’s found. Word is spoken (can you guess?): God’s big No and bigger Yes. Yes, … Continue reading

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Don’t it make your blue eyes brown

My mother has been passing on heartwarming stories about her middle grandson, M, to Sarah Kennedy on Radio 2. M is described in the clip as “a little obsessed with God and Jesus”. I’d prefer to say, “Well-catechized concerning the … Continue reading

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Memorial plaque in St Michael’s Church, Norwich (now used as the Inspire Discovery Centre):   Conjures up any number of fascinating mental pictures…

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“It passeth knowledge!”

To balance out the somewhat sombre content of the previous post, a reminder of what led Christ to embrace suffering and death, from a sermon by the Scottish Presbyterian minister Robert Murray M’Cheyne: The love of Christ! Paul says: “The … Continue reading

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Lose your faith this Holy Week

  Benjamin Myers posts a challenging sermon by Kim Fabricius inviting us to use Holy Week to lose our faith. For example, our faith in some of the standard beliefs about the death of Christ. For example, the belief: …that … Continue reading

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Blessed are the prosperous in spirit?

I found this letter from the The Briefing quite “convicting”: Your recent articles on money were right on the money. It seems to me that much evangelical complaining about Pentecostal ‘prosperity doctrine’ has a cheap-shot quality to it. We rail … Continue reading

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