Day: September 17, 2011

Christianity in China; it’s complicated

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 […]

Hildegard of Bingen

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 […]

Pray for your enemies

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.