Prompted by this morning’s readings, Our Vicar ponders the nature and place of forgiveness.
The modern church must maintain standards without recourse to easy sanctions which were available to the ancient –and even only slightly older–church. So what to do? Give up? Or find another way.
We can edit out the unhappy bits when watching a movie, but not so in real life. Our Vicar considers what the unhappy bits can offer.
Anglicans are in a way the middle road – not centrally controlled as with the Roman Catholic Church, yet nominally a single global congregation. Can this continue or must things change?
The Scandal of Particularity suggests one religion is as good as any other – can we accept that? – Should we?
As we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption, Our Vicar considers just what Mary means – can mean – to Anglicans.
On the Feast of the Transfiguration Our Vicar considers how Jesus has been seen over the ages.
We are told we are made in the image and likeness of God – but just what does that mean?
There are those who want God to do it all for us –’striking down malefactors, raising up the righteous and preventing bad things happening to good people.’ This is not how it works–nor could it–nor should it explains Our Vicar.
Jesus often taught in parables, but they can seem to obscure as often as elucidate and it is tempting to think they do not apply to us because we have heard them all before. Our Vicar suggests otherwise.
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