The placebo effect is widely recognized and frequently utilized in modern medicine. People given a “sugar” pill but told it’s a powerful antidote to their illness very frequently experience a cure rate similar to those given a real medical proven treatment. Our minds seem to have a degree of control over our health that we […]
Day: September 17, 2011
How many Christians are there in China? It depends what you mean when you say “Christians”. It depends if you’re going to count recognized official congregations and/or the unofficial ones. And then there’s the question of the houses churches which spring into existence constantly. The BBC has an excellent essay on the whole situation which […]
Earlier today a number of reports were been filed that the government of the United Kingdom has decided to press forward with a broader legal recognition for same-sex marriage. As Thinking Anglican’s has it:
In an essay titled “AMIE is a game-changer” Canon Chris Sugden and Vinay Samuel explain the next steps of the newly formed Anglican Mission in England (AMIE) which is modeled on the AMIA (Anglican Mission in America) a movement with deep connections with the Anglican Church in Rwanda and the Global South.
Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great.There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.These all look to you to give them their food in due season;When you give to them, they gather it up;when you open your hand, they […]
Not long after 9/11, someone asked me how in the world we were supposed to pray for somebody like Osama bin Laden. I can only speak from my experience and beliefs. One of the reasons I am an Anglican is because our tradition takes human beings seriously.