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The beginning of the end

I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint. Then the Lord answered me and said: Write … Continue reading

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Calling down fire: who’s setting the agenda?

So Ahab sent to all the Israelites, and assembled the prophets at Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah then came near to all the people, and said, “How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow … Continue reading

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Redigging the wells: Advent Book Club 2013

Isaac …….. camped in the valley of Gerar and settled there. Isaac dug again the wells of water that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham; for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham; … Continue reading

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John: Let’s start at the very beginning

In the beginning when God createdthe heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be … Continue reading

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Along with others, I’m dipping into Maggi Dawn’s book Beginnings and Endings during the season of Advent 2013. This past year has contained rather more endings and beginnings than I would have chosen. Many of the endings have been gut-wrenchingly … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 11 – Small Seeds grow into Big Trees

I don’t know how to write this blog post without being personal. Many of the extracts over the past few weeks have either left me untouched or I have actively disagreed with the implied emphasis in them. Others have made … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 9 – Mental Hostility

Ooh, I like today’s extract from Nouwen. (Incidentally, how does one pronounce his name??) Fear leads to hostility – when we perceive ourselves to be threatened we can so easily react defensively. This can then cause others to perceive themselves … Continue reading

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