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A story you haven’t chosen


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As some of you would know, I am into the idea that our life is a story, within the larger story of God’s ways in the world. I heard something yesterday at our annual Bishop’s Convention that I am going to drop here in that catalogue of ideas, which was a quote from Stanley Hauerwas:

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With beauty and goodness


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I heard a little anecdote just today that Leon Morris, who I believe is Australia’s most published theological author, and a very highly regarded one, regularly bought roses to plant on the grounds at Ridley Melbourne, and was known to say “truth is alive with beauty and goodness”. I like that. (I heard it as

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The Stanley Hauerwas lectures


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I wrote last week about how I attended the Stanley Hauerwas lectures at New College. I went along to all three evenings. However, I soon gave up the hope that I could form any sort of summary of them here, after putting my pen down when I realised I couldn’t finish writing my one choice

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A poem – Prayer by George Herbert


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I thought it past time there was some poetry here, and so I have turned back to George Herbert, and a poem on prayer seems fitting this week. In searching for this poem I discovered that Ben Myers at Faith and Theology had written a paper, and a blog post, featuring this poem, called prayer,

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Why we must seek and consider God in his works


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Picture of a harvest moon from Gizmodo. After reading about the charge of Panentheism, and then quoting Wordsworth, that great poet of nature, I was reading my little Truth for All Time by Calvin a few days ago, and in it, under the heading What We Must Know About God, I read something I thought

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