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Hawking: There is no God or afterlife

Hawking: There is no God or afterlife

Complete with the journalists’ inability to write copy intelligible English (“…no one directors out fate…“), on Wednesday our newspapers had an article with the headline shouting, “Hawking: There is no God or afterlife”. Stephen Hawking’s book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, has hit the shelves. As someone with both a Science degree and a… Continue Reading

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First Communion on the Moon

First Communion on the Moon

On Sunday July 20, 1969 the first people landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were in the lunar lander which touched down at 3:17 Eastern Standard Time. I recently watched the film First Man, and it brought all that vividly back. We know how it ended – so that wasn’t a tension… Continue Reading

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Disagreeing With The Bible 1

Disagreeing With The Bible 1

I am very grateful to Dr Katie Marcar. At the recent Anglo-Catholic Hui, she presented a Bible study and introduced The Art of Reading Scripture (I have ordered the book). A dozen eminent scholars formed The Scripture Project and from that developed nine theses on interpreting biblical texts: 1. Scripture truthfully tells the story of… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 29

Resources for Ordinary Week 29

Let us pray (in silence) [that God may continue to guide and gather us] pause Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ… Continue Reading

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Disobedience

Disobedience

According to the Judeo-Christian creation story, God created humans last. What does this say about us? Was humanity an afterthought, or were they the crown of creation? If the latter, then what makes human beings so special? These are questions Rabbi Rav Krushka asks his congregants at Synagogue in the opening scene of Sebastián Lelio… Continue Reading

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Praying Hands

Praying Hands

THE HANDS when not engaged should be held joined palm to palm before, but not resting against, the breast; the fingers extended and close together, pointing slightly upwards; right thumb over left; elbows touching the sides of the body. (Ritual Notes, 9th Edition, 1946) There was a discussion about hands and crossing thumbs on the… Continue Reading

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Let us Play – Tag

Let us Play – Tag

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing This could be a summary of the movie Tag based on a real-life group of ten guys who played tag through school in the 1980s. When high school ended, one of them, the last to be tagged, was essentially going… Continue Reading

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