Going to church on Easter Sunday seemed strange, even slightly awkward.
Apart from some funerals I’ve conducted, I haven’t been to a regular church service, certainly with Jacqui, for over a year – even when it was possible. But now we’ve been vaccinated, we decided to make it for this celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
But it wasn’t the same. No hymns (although some kind-of murmured through their masks), socially distanced at all times, no Peace as we know it and no win
“Why did Mary stay behind? “
This morning’s BRF Guidelines features John’s account of the resurrection. (I’m a few days ahead). A familiar passage which I have read numerous times, no doubt inspiring more than a few sermons.
And yet the Holy Spirit continues to open up new angles, even fresh meanings from such familiar readings from scripture. As always the temptation is to think that such familiarity means that somehow we have exhausted its meaning.
In fact, I recall
So 4th March came and went – and Joe Biden is still POTUS.
The chances are you don’t know what I am talking about but I am referring to the prediction made by QAnon a crazed conspiracy cult, that Donald Trump would be reinstalled as President on this day. (He wasn’t.)
I will spare you the details but QAnon claims (and here I paste from Wikipedia) a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic paedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotted again
“If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.” So tweeted Ivanka Trump in quoting Albert Einstein.
Except that Albert never said any such thing. That’s a fact, at least for most of us in the real world.
We are now living in this postmodern age in which we can create our own facts. As you know Ivanka’s father is desperately trying to create a set of facts which allows him to remain in office.
Facts, it seems, are no longer sacrosanct – and certainly never let
Q How fast does God move?
A 3 mph.
It’s a lovely morning (but rain is on the way). Outside my window the sun is catching the vibrant colours of the autumn leaves. So as soon as I finish this blog, Jacqui and I will be going for a walk.
In fact, one of the features of this lock-down has been our daily walk, usually from our home, exploring all the interesting corners of Aughton and beyond. And not just us, many other people are now walking – which has
“Love without risk is an impossibility, like war without death.”
It’s not often that I quote contemporary left-bank French philosophers, especially those who write what is to me impenetrable prose. However, I have just come across the work of Alain Badiou, apparently considered the most important living French philosopher.
The big surprise is that even though Badiou is most clearly an atheist (no surprise there) his understanding of the apostle Paul is astonishingly help