Posts Tagged ‘William Temple’

Thirty or forty years ago, I recall, there was much anguished talk in the Church of England about Christian unity – or lack of it – and the perceived need for determined ecumenicalism to tackle the problem with ‘solutions’; much more so than nowadays. Thank God. (more…)


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Throughout human history believers have looked to “God” to answer life’s great questions but also aware of the paradox that “God” does not “exist.” Christianity makes the boldest claim: that “God” became a human, but remains divine.  The mysteries and further questions persist. (more…)

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Here’s an intriguing thought: what would we feel if we were able to visit a perfect world – identical to ours, but perfect?  Would we come away happy?  Or disturbed?

My guess is that in the first hour or two of our visit we would be fascinated and envious.  Everything would look so good.  The gardens would be in full bloom with beautiful flowers and trees; the parks and streets filled with good-looking, apparently happy people. The buildings would seem well-crafted and cared for; the homes inviting; everything clean and neat; everyone well-dressed and healthy; no litter, or signs of damage or decay… (more…)

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