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On science, maths and faith

by Richard on October 12, 2014

John Wesley was convinced that should he study mathematics to any depth he’d become an atheist. If he had taken that journey, I venture to suggest he would have discovered that he was wrong. I’m not any kind of mathematician — I pretty much crashed and burned in my university maths classes — though I [...]

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Wesley Day

by Richard on May 24, 2013

On this day, 1738, John Wesley wrote in his journal:
In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter before nine, while the leader was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith [...]

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This entry was originally written, but never posted, three years ago as summary of and response to several broad church and society matters addressed by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s Failing America’s Faithful, copyright 2007. Since then I have revised the post somewhat to place more emphasis on Townsend’s concerns about the Roman Catholic Church, of [...]

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I believe: help thou my unbelief

by Richard on April 30, 2011

PamBG on faith and belief
I think we all use guide wires at some point in our faith lives. As a culture, for instance, we say “In God we Trust” but what what we really trust in is the stuff on which that slogan is written: The almighty dollar. We say that we believe that Jesus [...]

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Theological Worldview Revisited

by Joel on April 15, 2011

I haven’t had much time recently to post anything, but I thought I would at least re-take Theological Worldview Quiz from Quizfarm. There are holes in the test that could probably park a thousand cars or more, but possibly where the quiz has been taken a few years apart it might indicate at least [...]

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Apropos Richard’s post yesterday, here is a snippet of what John Wesley will have heard on that May day in Aldersgate Street when he felt his heart “strangely warmed”.
Faith, however, is a divine work in us. It changes us and makes us to be born anew of God (John 1); it kills the old [...]

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‘Cosmology and God’ - Sir John Polkinghorne

by Richard on January 9, 2010

Allan Bevere posted another bit of Polkinghorne — The universe is a put up job — and it seemed like a splendid idea.

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How do you wear yours?

by Richard on December 27, 2009

Another bit of insight from ASBO Jesus

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How not to argue

by Richard on October 19, 2009

It isn’t very often that you’ll find me siding with Richard Dawkins, but I’m with Mark Meynell. In this exchange between Bill O’Reilly (of Fox News) and Dawkins, my sympathies are all with the Professor.

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Have no fear

by Richard on July 22, 2009

Angela Shier-Jones responds to cancer with a powerful and moving prayer
DaveW draws on his experience to take up the theme.
I’ll resist the temptation to do quotes: go read both.

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World Maths Day

by Richard on March 4, 2009

It’s World Maths Day today. Are you celebrating?

John Wesley was convinced that should he study mathematics to any depth he’d become an atheist. If he had taken that journey, I venture to suggest he would have discovered that he was wrong. I’m not any kind of mathematician — I pretty much crashed and burned in [...]

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