Category Archives: Grace

The Jewish ‘No’…… continued.

I am going to continue with this idea of how we should understand the Jewish ‘No’ and the ‘Yes’ of the fledgling Christian faith. This effects our approach to how God works with creation and particular when he has a … Continue reading

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Two Necessary Seasons of Life: Pruning and Dormancy

by BECKY ELDREDGE http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/19578/two-necessary-seasons-of-life-pruning-and-dormancy/ Last year my prayer life told me it was pruning season. After years of being in the full bloom of my outward call, it was time to re-evaluate life’s commitments. God was inviting me to a … Continue reading

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Being restless……

20th Century spiritual writer Henri Nouwen prayed, “Dear Lord, I will remain restless, tense and dissatisfied until I can be totally at peace in your house. There is no certainty that my life will be any easier in the years … Continue reading

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Recalculating: How Study Bibles Can Limit Bible Study

  Author: Jen Wilkin We love our study Bibles. Many of us spend our daily reading time with a study Bible in hand, stopping at trickier passages to glance to the bottom of the page for help with interpretive difficulties. … Continue reading

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Ongoing Conversion

Merton on Ongoing Conversion from Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog by prodigalkiwi I’ve been reflecting on a number of things including a conversation I had with Anglican friends earlier in the week. I thought of Cistercian Monk Thomas Merton:  “…Churches have traditionally … Continue reading

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On haircuts and fundamentalism

An excellent piece from one of my mates…….   On haircuts and fundamentalism from Theology in Overalls by Greg Crofford Like many words, “fundamentalist” can be a slippery one. At the turn of the 20th century in the United States, … Continue reading

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Preaching as a sacrament.

I was supposed to do a bit of travelling today, but the recent fall of snow has put a stop to the idea. So, instead I have settled down to continue my longterm theological project of reading Karl Barth’s Church … Continue reading

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