Category Archives: Perspectives of God

The Challenge Laid Down by Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry, an avowed atheist with undoubted wit and encyclopaedic knowledge, has hit the headlines again, this time with an unexpected left field response to what was probably intended to be a standard type frivolous light-weight introductory question. In this … Continue reading

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Are Progressive Christians Atheists?

I lifted this from a comment I offered to a recent discussion on how Progressive Christians might view traditional prayer.   Perhaps this is obvious, but in discussions such as this, since we all travel different paths and what’s more, paths … Continue reading

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Question for the Week (No 1)

Which ideas about God have to be rejected or modified to allow for what science has uncovered?

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Does Religion Still Have a Place in the Modern World?

Although we may gather for worship believing that what we do is the best way to honour God, I want to suggest that disentangling background from our actions in the worship is no easy matter. Deciding on the value of … Continue reading

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Lloyd Geering – Distinguished Theologian and Sometime Heretic.

One of the unfortunate consequences of being a pioneer is that pointing to new paths does not endear you to those comfortable with the safer well-trodden tracks. Professor Lloyd Geering is now seen as more mainstream than he was to … Continue reading

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Are You a Closet Atheist too?

The atheist Stephen F Roberts is credited as responsible for the following: “I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Sunday 21 September 2014 based on Matthew 20: 1 -16

“We will be judged by how we are to people to whom we owe nothing.”                         Rabbi Hugo Grynn The standard, and I suggest limited, way of looking at this reading from Matthew about the Labourer’s and the vineyard is to … Continue reading

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