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In his book One Taste Ken Wilber suggests that religion has two important but separate functions.… Continue reading →

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The doctrine of Original Sin is one of the most contentious doctrines in Christian teaching.

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Here is a refreshing vision of preaching that we clergy might do well to heed.

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I do not understand.

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I do not know if anyone is particularly interested in the words or actions of a former British Prime Minister. But I am intrigued by at least one project Tony Blair has taken on since he stepped down as Prime … Continue reading →

I suppose it was inevitable that kind readers would rush to my defense and try to relieve my guilt. Surely, my peevish peccadillos are not really all that bad. They certainly do not qualify me as guilty of the terrible … Continue reading →

 

The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one. (John 17:22,23)

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Daniel Boyarin’s address last week ended with an opportunity for questions from the audience.

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Religious people are frequently accused of hypocrisy. The charge is commonly offered as proof against the idea of faith in general and religious institutions in particular. Why should I take religion seriously when their organizations are full of hypocrites?… Continue reading →

Today will not be a notable celebration in most North American homes. It is not part of a holiday weekend. You would probably search in vain for a single greeting card in honour of this day. Families will not hold … Continue reading →

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