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The problem with death is that it feels so final. The material presence of a person who has died is simply gone. Depending upon our relationship with the person who has died, the sense of loss can be utterly devastating.
Reflections on Halloween from the archives of IASP:
Yesterday elder statesman of the Anglican Church of Canada Herbert O’Driscoll, addressed a group of over 100 Anglicans from around the Diocese of BC at the “We Together Conference” held at St. Paul’s Ministry Centre in Nanaimo.
Not sure how I missed this. A year ago at a national conference of the Italian church, Pope Francis made some startling pronouncements about his understanding of the nature of Christian doctrine and his vision for the church of which he is the temporal head.
In his follow up observation on the authority of Scripture (https://inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/the-authority-of-scripture-23/) ‘m’ questions the place of reason and personal experience in the life of faith.
From time to time, a piece of truth pops up that is so abundantly true that it demands attention.
Yesterday Archbishop Fred Hiltz spent the day in Cedar, BC with the clergy of the Anglican Diocese of BC.
On Thursday, The Los Angeles Times carried a brilliant analysis of the Trump/Clinton “debates” by Melissa Batchelor Warnke