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On being Christo-Pagan

Even as a Christian, my beliefs have always been rather on the heretical side. I don’t take the Old Testament as “gospel” truth but a bunch of hazily-connected creation myths (the Tower of Babel for instance turns up with variations in many ancient cultures, as do legends of an ancient flood; the Ark could not … Continue reading

Holy Spirit

Easter marked my return to the church, and – barring last week (when it just seemed everything was happening at once and I didn’t get a chance to draw breath and sit down till gone 9pm on Thursday) –  the midweek group at the Bakers’. Freda has been a little unsettled; she’s grown unused to … Continue reading

A Dark Night

They say that the night seems darkest just before the dawn. They also say that pride comes before a fall. Time does not record who these mysterious “they” are; undoubtedly different authors in both cases, and yet the sayings persist – cliches, yes, but only because the test of time has made them so. Last … Continue reading

Fivefold Ministry

7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. 9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the … Continue reading

Books! and catechesis

Back in September last year, I had been eagerly awaiting the publication of Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light but was having real problems tracking down a copy for myself. Eventually I ended up putting it on my wishlist and resigned myself to a long wait. Fast forward to last month, when I (finally!) got … Continue reading

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