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Realistic Christianity

Engaging with Christianity in a post/modern context. Looking at shifts in culture, philosophy, art and faith.

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The Wisdom of Jesus

16th September 2018, Creation 3 Proverbs 1:20-23, Mark 8:27-end   The lectionary – and this is important stuff, so listen up – the lectionary is a book with readings in from the bible for every day of the year. All Anglican and RC churches use this, and some other churches do as well, and it’s […]

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The Mystery and the Bread.

I recently watched the film ‘A Quiet Place’… a story about ‘post-apocalyptic’ survivors fending themselves from alien creatures who hunted by sound alone.. The family we focused on could not make any sound because of the mortal danger.. and so resorted to living in total silence. Inside the clever premise was a deeper story about […]

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The Bread and the Stuff of Life

John 6 v35, 41-51 A man was grumbling, he was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see what he went through each day, so he prayed: – “Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours of hard […]

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How is your Theology, Ali ?

I was 18, a medical student at a party in London, glass of wine in hand, and the student pastor Greg sidled up to me and asked, “ How is your theology Ali?” I was studying medicine, not theology and I suspect what he really wanted to know was how was my relationship with God, […]

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Advent 2 – The dark night of John the Baptist

Advent 2 – Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist John the Baptist bursts blazing onto the scene as recorded in the first few verses of the gospel of Mark. ‘A shout goes up in the desert: Make way for the Lord! Clear a straight path for him!’ (v3). He’s like an old-time fire-and-brimstone revivalist, […]

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The hated church

Micah 3:5-12, Matthew 24:1-14 Due to a mix-up too dull to go into, I got hold of last week’s lectionary readings for today. By the time I noticed, it was too late so the gospel reading from last week – that for Remembrance Sunday – is the one I worked with. With its prophecy of […]