Tag: Faith

Issues to do with aspects of faith


Quote of the Day

When at eighteen, I made up my mind to go into moral and religious training, the great soul and mind who took me in hand – a noble Dominican – warned me – ‘You want to grow in virtue, to serve God, to love Christ? Well, you will grow in and attain these things if you will make them a slow and sure, an utterly real, mountain step-plod and ascent, willing to have to camp for weeks or months in spiritual desolation, darkness and emptiness at different stages in your march and growth. All demand for constant light…. all attempt at eliminating or minimizing the cross and trial, is so much soft folly and puerile trifling’.

Friedrich von Hugel, quoted by Eugene Peterson  in his book Practise Resurrection


Blair vs Hitchens – some statistics and why the news has got it wrong

There has just been a well publicised debate between Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens on the role of God in the world – the motion was – “Be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world”. It was a bit of a bizarre one. Choosing one of the most controversial recent converts

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Debt crisis or Debt addiction

I read the following in the Financial Times about a month ago (it was published in the paper in August this year): If you diagnosed the horrific financial crisis at the end of 2008 and early 2009 as a temporary depression, the prescription was clear: vast amounts of antidepressants in the form of the biggest

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