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The Mystery of God

The apostle Paul prays that the early Christians might acknowledge ‘the mystery of God’ (Colossians 2:2) while a wise man writing in the Torah states ‘As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.’ (Ecclesiastes 11:5). Continue Reading

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Verbum & Sermo

In our last post we talked of people who had walked out doors to go further in! These are those who have been forced, by conscience or circumstances, to leave behind denominations, churches or groups whom they have considered to have abandoned Jesus and his teaching – but in so doing have been set free to climb to new heights in their Christian/Faith journey. However, there are others I see and listen to who have no desire to go further in – but have abandoned their faith all together. When I listen to folk like this, as sympathetically and as open mindedly as possible, most of the time I am left feeling that something has been fundamental misunderstood.  With a deep sadness I often suspect that from the very beginning of what they call their ‘Faith Journey’ or ‘Christian Conversion’ they have adopted a basic misunderstanding of what true ‘Faith’ or ‘Christianity’ is – or at least should be. And I am speaking here of some who, unlike me, are thologicall trained to a very high degree. Continue Reading