Tag Archives: theology

I think I might be a panentheist – I hope it’s catching!

The ancient Celts knew a thing or two. They were not the wild fighters who the Sheriff of Nottingham brought in to drive Kevin Costner’s Robin Hood from his idyllic woodland village. They had a special understanding of the nature … Continue reading

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Do we worship the same God?

There is and can only be one God. I am not going to defend that statement but to take it as read and see where it leads in the context of different religions.  If you don’t want to accept the … Continue reading

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God, Science and Purpose discussion series.

Churches work hard to spread the good news of Christianity, and there are many excellent introductory courses available.  However, someone needs to have a level of interest before enrolling on such a course. In my case, I’d already decided to … Continue reading

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Direct from the San Francisco Book Review

The Big Picture – An Honest Examination of God, Science and Purpose By P D Hemsley eLectio Publishing, $4.99, 266 pages, Format: eBook A former atheist/agnostic who gave God a chance offers open-minded readers this work which is both ambitious in scope … Continue reading

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Four steps of reason leading to a personal God

As I begin this post, I ask myself “Am I deciding what to write?”  You might think that a strange question with an obvious answer, but if I were to have a materialist view of things then I would struggle … Continue reading

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A fresh understanding of Grace

St Paul asked the rhetorical question “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace?”  He then went on to answer with complicated and metaphorical language about being buried … Continue reading

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Goodness – me!

Do you ever stop to think what you would like on your gravestone when you are dead?  It’s a good way of finding out what we really want to be like.  I don’t think any of us would like to … Continue reading

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Richard Miles – Archaeology: A Secret History

The description of this program on iPlayer is “Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past. He begins by going back 2,000 years to explore … Continue reading

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Proof of God?

A friend asked “Let us suppose it was absolutely certain there was no god but many people honestly believed there was – how different would the world look today?” I could answer that if there was no God there would … Continue reading

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