Monthly Archives: September 2015

Just the sort of thing that makes religion nonsense

Reams have been written about the notions of truth and ideology, the latter word being extremely ambiguous and difficult to define with any accuracy. Many of us grew up in the latter half of the twentieth century, only a few … Continue reading

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Secularism and Christianity

This is a fine article – The Offer You Can’t Refuse (the Secular World) One thing that comes out of this is that for as long as churches try to ape the secular world (bureaucracy, steering committees, etc.) we know … Continue reading

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Christian Romanticism

We don’t seem to see an end to the depressing binary dialectic between “cultural Christianity” and conservative Catholicism, Protestantism and Orthodoxy, especially in the American scene. This side of the Atlantic, outside imported American religion, Christianity is decaying like its … Continue reading

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Daemonium Meridianum

Most of us are familiar with Psalm 90 (91) which is said every evening at Compline, that wonderful intimate Office that monks sing by heart in the darkness. As Christ was comforted and protected in the desert, despite the Devil … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo back in the News

I’m going to have to be careful on this subject. So far, I have tried to stay away from the subject of the Middle East, the involvement of the west, the situation of thousands of political and economic refugees desperately … Continue reading

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Sarum Reconstructionism

This is interesting – A “Sarum Use” church plant and why it wouldn’t work. In the perspective of “all-or-nothing” in which he presents it, he is probably right. If however the Sarum Use were celebrated in the same spirit as some … Continue reading

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When the Salt loses its Savour…

These are the words that came into my mind as I read A Brief (Very Brief) History of Practical Liturgics by JV. He published an unfinished, or rather in-concluded, posting. I would probably have felt the same had I written … Continue reading

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