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Some thoughts on religion and its place in my life

I am going write something about which I am somewhat ashamed: since converting to Christianity I’ve never doubted the existence of God or even the incarnation of God through the person Jesus Christ.  It’s not my faith that makes me ashamed, but the fact that I have never had a serious crisis of faith, never … Continue reading

An unfortunate reality

Yesterday I was in the University of St Andrews Library and saw this Postgraduate Funding Guide: As you may notice, the cover of this booklet features what looks like an Ishihara Colour Test.  When I first saw the test I thought perhaps it could be some raillery, until a reliable source told me that there … Continue reading

UPDATE: Some thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden

Thank you to everyone who read and engaged with yesterday’s post, Some thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden, both directly through this blog and via Facebook.  I received many encouraging insights.  As I suspected, they just couldn’t help themselves… Some insightful comments from Facebook: Cris M. Thanks for this, Elijah.  Sadly, a lot … Continue reading

Some thoughts on the death of Osama bin Laden

This morning I woke up to a media frenzy.  Last Friday’s royal wedding lost its place in the headlines to the news that Osama bin Laden, founder and leader of the extremist organisation al-Qaeda, had been killed by American special forces in Pakistan (and American special forces operating in Pakistan is an issue in its … Continue reading

Resurrection Sunday

οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε, ἠγέρθη γὰρ καθὼς εἶπεν… (He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said…)

Pausing on Good Friday

Good Friday marks the day that Christians remember the crucifixion of Jesus.  It is a sombre day of fasting, reflection and repentance.  Throughout this week (Holy Week) I have been reflecting on the Passion of Christ with a Palm Sunday sermon entitled ‘Where’s the “triumph” in the triumphant entry?, a short Holy Wednesday homily entitled … Continue reading

Some Maundy Thursday reflections on discipleship

Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for Maundy Thursday, 2011, John 13:1-17, 31b-35 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.  2The devil … Continue reading