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Where Meek Souls Will Receive Him

Of all our Christmas decorations the one I love the most is a hand carved nativity scene made out of olive wood. I bought it in December, 28 years ago, in Bethlehem. The Palestinian shopkeeper, when he discovered I was … Continue reading

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WYSIWYG

Back in the days when I was being dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age, computer nerds, trying to explain the wonders of it all to me, used to spout unintelligible terms that just confused me more. Most of … Continue reading

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Life is Greater than Death

I came across a wonderful story about a London parish church during the Blitz, which was all set up for the annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service next day. The front of the church was filled with whatever foodstuffs were still available, … Continue reading

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But What Does He Think About You?

I had an interesting discussion with the librarian on a cruise ship recently. He noticed I’d checked out a book by the one-time atheist and now Oxford professor of theology, Alistair McGrath, entitled ‘The Dawkins Delusion’, a parady on the … Continue reading

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God Shaped Holes

Sigmund Freud thought that religion is not about people finding God but people creating God. God, he claimed, is a projection of our needs and insecurities. Commenting on the bleakness of this view Freud said “I can offer people no … Continue reading

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It’s not about where we are, but where we’re heading

Oliver Wendell Holmes said: ‘I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must … Continue reading

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Divine Intelligence

A few years ago scientists in Arizona tried to set up an isolated living environment that would be a self contained microcosm of life on earth, containing soil, air, water, plants and animals. They called it Biosphere 2 and it … Continue reading

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When More Feels Like less

Someone has said that the paradox of our age is that we spend more, but seem to have less; we buy more, but enjoy it less. We have bigger houses, but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have … Continue reading

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Finding ourselves by not being absorbed with ourselves

Thomas Wolfe once wrote: ‘The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact … Continue reading

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What I don’t know is where I am going!

Albert Einstein was well known for being absent minded. On one occasion he was travelling on a train and the conductor came to check his ticket. Einstein, however, had become so engrossed in his work that he couldn’t remember where … Continue reading

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