Category Archives: theology

Exciting reading!

I’ve been enjoying various novels, but today I read something that excited me enough to blog again. You may not believe this but it is Pliny’s Letter to the Emperor Trajan, which I first read back in Uni. in the … Continue reading

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The Pope is not Infallible. But preach on, brother!

I love Laudato si, his new cncyclical – letter- to the Catholic church and to the world. I took as long reading this as some of the books I blog about, and it has so much good stuff in it. … Continue reading

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Meals: everyday meals, Christian meals.

Tonight I cooked a dinner to please my grandson. He had been assaulted with “vegebals” and a suspicious looking Chicken Cacciatore, so I pleased his palate today with sausage, bacon and chips (=french fries.) But today we did not all … Continue reading

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On Rock or Sand.

Do we have “firm foundations for Britain’s future” ? Old people notoriously think the world is going to hell in a hand basket (is that an American idiom?) so I am, typically, wondering whether the golden days were the days … Continue reading

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Lent and Easter

Unless you are a church-goer, a Christian or a student of World Religions, you are probably deciding right now to skip this blog entry. A shame in my opinion (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this, even for myself) as each … Continue reading

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The new Atheists and the New Christians

Grandchild stories to begin. For Christmas our grandson got a make-your-own volcano which he immediately constructed, enthusiastically and messily over the next two days. In the course of the project, he learned about plate tectonics, and hotspots in the mantle … Continue reading

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Fields of Blood

We are a violent species. We are a compassionate species. News recently has covered cases of young unarmed black men killed by police. The wars/invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to further hatred and war. Why do we make … Continue reading

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