I’ve adopted a statement in my funerals for church members that they “have departed from the church visible and joined the church eternal”. Last Sunday some churches observe a day named All Saints Day, which at its best is a time when the church visible fully acknowledges that the departure from the church visible to …

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It is counter-productive for disciples of Jesus to buy into our society’s capacity to alleviate physical or psychological suffering to the extent that we also accept its preoccupation with the concept that all suffering is meaningless and can be avoided by careful management. To buy into that belief is to move from a gospel of …

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It’s been disconcerting observing Christians who twelve months ago were critiquing the cultural norms as being impediments to Christian witness praying for those cultural norms to be restored in the context of current social disruptions. While Christians don’t have to want things to be as bad as they can be, and things being as bad …

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