Tag Archives: entropy

Sin II – the inner struggle

So as I started to say last time, there seems to be an essential, elemental struggle within us between what we want to do and who we want to be; between our good aspirations and our innate and often unhelpful … Continue reading

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What is sin (and does it matter)?

Over the next few posts I’d like to take a closer look at two of the most troubling and controversial topics in Christian theology – sin and suffering. As a recovering evangelical, I hesitate to talk about ideas of ‘sin’ … Continue reading

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Life as tragedy and comedy

I didn’t originally intend this as a reflection for Remembrance Sunday, but I happen to be posting it today and it seems strangely appropriate… If all the world is a stage and each of us merely players, what kind of … Continue reading

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Spiritual warfare – moving beyond demons in the closet

I said recently that nowadays I tend to steer well clear of anything to do with spiritual warfare. Back in my more charismatic days, 15 or so years ago, I was taught that we were all engaged in an on-going … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Insurrection

Have you heard the news? Apparently archaeologists have just discovered a new scroll dating to around 30AD, with a fragment of the end of Matthew’s gospel containing the words: “Verily I say unto you, I was only kidding…” Happy April … Continue reading

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Future perfect vs. present imperfect (or two different kinds of real)

We live every day in the complex interplay and flux of two different realities, or kinds of reality. The first is the obvious, everyday here-and-now reality of this physical world; the ‘present imperfect’. It is this current realm in which … Continue reading

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The forces of chaos and the forces of life (2) – life, light and love

Sincere apologies if I depressed anyone with the previous post. I think we have to face the darkness full-on before we can really see the light, but I could just have been getting carried away with my own melancholic eloquence… … Continue reading

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Wonders of the Universe – Entropy wins?

Sorry for the hiatus in posting… I’m still recovering from turning 38 at the weekend. 😉 This post is therefore a little out of date now, but when you’re talking about the Universe and Deep Time who’s counting a few … Continue reading

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