The theological instinct is to pronounce on Godness as seen in every corner of the earth; from its atoms, its bacteria, its microbes right through to the grandest and most beautiful of what theologians call God’s earth. They do not have enough words. God is absolutely everywhere to them; to be indulged in their minds, […]Read more "Essay – Out of the Abundance of Struggles the Mouth speaks"
In the wilderness there is a religious understanding that the everyday traveller has an accompanying guide looking on from the heavens. The guide is meant to lead all the way, until the traveller’s final home is reached at last, and marvelled by the experience the traveller is compelled never to stray. The guide is to […]Read more "Essay – The Right to the Exercise of Freedom"
The Earth is filled with light and stimulation. It is the living’s refuge, and the dead’s place of silence and peace. It is as is, and its methods are ever thought of. It is the greatest of fortunes that the Earth is the singular home for the days of the living, to be wondered at, […]Read more "Essay- The Responsibility for Not Subduing the Earth"
How it is that multitudes struggle with their being and still they believe! The answer – struggle has ordained them the children of God. As children they can look away from themselves, and enveloped by the shadow of death they derive explanations for their errors through faith and conviction, keen to adopt ready-made words which […]Read more "Essay – Pangs with Many Piercings"
It is something for a person to proudly walk and learn, and to work and not misunderstand the meanings of difference, and then go about quietly ignore the correcting scoffs. He and she delight in what is there to be known, wanting to know more. And what is learnt is then meditated upon, in waking […]Read more "Essay – Among the Principle Passions"
And then there is silence. In the Christian Faith there have been many examples of silence as written by Dairmaid MacCulloch in his book Silence a Christian History. Silence as contemplation, silence in politics, silence in schisms, wilful silence. He ends his book by discussing the ‘divine wild-track’ whereby faith is grounded equally in the […]Read more "Essay – On Silence"