From the monthly archives:

January 2005

An Intermediate State? — Probably Not

by Joel on January 24, 2005

I had hoped to provide a post that would dissect John Wesley’s view on an “intermediate state.” However, I’ve realized that my own eschatology may not be developed enough to adequately address the matter, so I will simply share that Wesley’s “intermediate state” didn’t seem to be anything like purgatory because it didn’t appear [...]

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The most depressing day of the year?

by Richard on January 24, 2005

It was supposed to be today but I’m glad to say that (at least for me) the predictions were entirely wrong. The sun has been shining all day, and though it has been cold, you can’t be uncheered when the sun shines in January. Bizarrely, the day has turned out rather well for this blog, [...]

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Interviewing evil

by Richard on January 24, 2005

Wood has a dream of inteviewing Reinhard Heydrich and comes to an uncomfortable conclusion
Waking up, it occurred to me that Heydrich thought he was right, and that the greatest evils (and a hell of a lot of smaller ones, too) are done by people who are - not to use an inappropriate term - nice. [...]

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Ma Nature is single?

by Richard on January 23, 2005

camassia is one of those bloggers who just keeps coming up with the good stuff. Here she is pondering nature, technology and the shaping of gender roles.
This actually is another reason why the theology of nature interests me: for those of us interested in women’s equality, nature often seems like the enemy. There’s a faction [...]

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Recipe blog

by Richard on January 23, 2005

Having an afternoon rather than an evening service gave me the opportunity to do a bit of cooking tonight. There was a fair bit of left over bread in the breadbin, crying out to be made into a bread & butter pudding and since that’s one of my favourites I din’t need any persuasion!
Take 8 [...]

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Breeding flies

by Richard on January 23, 2005

I’m sure there are several thousand orphaned boys in Iraq, too. Who’s side do you think they’re on now? Are they more likely to join hands with the uniforms that killed their parents, or the forces who want to kill the uniforms that killed their parents? And it isn’t just them. Orphan one kid, and [...]

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Fanning the flames

by Richard on January 23, 2005

…in the outer… reminds us that Fundamentalism and Fanaticism in Any Religion is Dangerous.
As Christians, I believe we need to hold our patriotism and our modernity at a healthy arm’s length. We need to understand and embrace the gospel message and the ministry of reconciliation to which God has called us. If we do not [...]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

by Richard on January 23, 2005

Day Six: Temple
1 Corinthians 3: 16
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

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A hymn of Christian Unity

by Richard on January 23, 2005

Christ, from whom all blessings flow,
perfecting the saints below,
hear us, who thy nature share,
who thy mystic body are.
Join us, in one spirit join,
let us still receive of thine;
still for more on thee we call,
thou who fillest all in all.
Move and actuate and guide,
diverse gifts to each divide;
placed according to thy will,
let us all [...]

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There’s nothing like nostalgia

by Richard on January 22, 2005

Father Jake: Protest ain’t what it used to be.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

by Richard on January 22, 2005

Let me say in advance that, yes, I’m deeply ashamed of myself for reblogging this. It won’t happen again.
A man went into the lingerie department of a well-known store and approached a sales assistant with a slightly embarrassed look. “I want to buy a bra for my wife.”
“What sort of bra?”
“You mean there’s more than [...]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

by Richard on January 22, 2005

Day Five: Judgement
1 Corinthians 3: 12-15
If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. [...]

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Where in the Hundred Acre Wood are you?

by Richard on January 22, 2005

Anglicans - Owl or Eeyore?
via Maggi Dawn

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Queer Street is full of lodgers

by Richard on January 21, 2005

Chuck Currie should be ashamed of himself. I almost spat coffee over my computer reading this post. He explains why Bush is gay, why Colin Powell left the Whitehouse, and Condi’s big advantage. Fascinating stuff. Just don’t be drinking coffee when you read it.
Thanks alot Chuck.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

by Richard on January 21, 2005

Day Four: Build!
1 Corinthians 3: 12-13
A person may build on it using gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay or straw. But each person’s work will be shown for what it is. On judgement day it will be brought to light. It will be put through fire. The fire will test how good everyone’s work is.

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The most depressing day of the year?

by Richard on January 21, 2005

“Tell me why I don’t like Mondays,” sang St Bob.
Apparently there’ll be good reason not to like next Monday. January 24th is officially the most depressing day of the year, at least for the UK.
There’s always something to look forward to.
Update (24 Jan 05): It isn’t depressing at all! The sun is shining, the sky [...]

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Rolling Stone refuses to run ad for Bible

by Richard on January 20, 2005

I was interested to learn (via the Gutless Pacifist) that Rolling Stone has CNN.com -  refused to publish an ad for Today’s NIV Bible and I’m wondering how Christian’s should react to this news. Do we call for an immediate boycott of this magazine, or do we applaud wildly because they’re not promoting a pro-homosexual [...]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

by Richard on January 20, 2005

Day Three: Foundations
1 Corinthians 3: 10-11
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. For no-one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

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The official website of the United Methodist Church has a question and answer section. Consider one entry:
Q. What happens immediately after a person dies? Do they go directly to heaven or hell or do they go to a holding place until Christ returns to earth for the final judgment?
A. [...]

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Bene Diction Blogs On >> Reaching out

by Richard on January 19, 2005

Bene Diction Blogs On: Reaching out ponders the “connectedness” of bloggers
I realize in the connectedness of blogger to blogger, blogger to reader, reader to blogger that all the new technical advances in computing and blog platforms will not change basics of the communities we attempt to build.

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