God in history, by MP

You may remember my post a few weeks ago http://www.penelopewallace.com/the-bible-1900-years-on-questions-2/  in which I started wondering about looking for God's actions in post-Biblical history. My friend retired vicar Mike Payne responded instantly with some thoughtful comments that I think provide a very good place to start, and...

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The Bible, 1900 years on (Questions 2)

My mother, Ursula Hall, who was a historian, wrote about St Andrew and his somewhat tenuous connection to Scotland.  In an unpublished work she commented on the rapid spread of the Christian church in the decades after its founding.  “These [the apostles] were the men...

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The Archbishop’s gathering

  The meeting of the leaders of the various provinces of the Anglican Communion, which took place last week, has been very confusing to follow.  The confusion even extends to the name “Primates’ Meeting”, which is frankly not helpful for anyone with a normal sense of...

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The real difficulties – Questions 1

Hello, people. In my “mission statement” post on 1st Dec, I said that I wanted To help people, including myself, to stay Christians by honestly facing and exploring, from within the faith and before God, the real difficulties that many of us see when we sing modern...

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Once upon a time there was a bishop called Nicholas.  The legends about him say that he threw money in at a window to fill shoes of poor children.  And the great myth was born. Any country as dreich as Britain at this time of year...

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Natural beauty for the city-dweller

The Psalms are full of injunctions to praise God for various things, and one of these is the natural world.  Many of us find a deep connection to spiritual things when gazing at, say, the stars, the sea, or the mountains…  As a popular song...

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Christmas busy-ness

Christmas is coming, and I am very busy, so instead of writing a new post I have decided to reproduce a short document I wrote for myself and friends in 2013 about being busy at Christmas.  Apologies to those who have seen this before. The 2013...

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I am a Global Leader, in Coventry

This blog is mostly about ideas, comments and books, and not about my general life, which is no more interesting than anyone else’s, and possibly less.  However I thought I might make an exception, to describe the Global Leaders’ Summit on 16th – 17th October...

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