Day: July 28, 2014

The Bottomless Basket

Matthew 14:13-21 The miracle of the loaves and fishes is a tale we have heard over and over since childhood. It is the only miracle recounted in all four gospels. Yet despite its familiarity, its full meaning often escapes our understanding. Was this miracle merely a crowd pleaser? Did Jesus just throw in a free …

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What we do and do not believe

In the NY Times, TR Luhrmann examines the phenomenon of ‘boggle lines’–the point at which someone draws the line between what can be accepted into an operational worldview and what seems utterly fantastical. Luhrmann explains that each person’s boggle line is different. A person may have no trouble believing God became a mortal being two …

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Welby asks the Pope to maintain unity

In the wake of the General Synod’s vote to allow the appointment of women to the episcopate in the Church of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the Pope to ask that this not impede the vital work of Christian unity between the two communions.

National Cathedral commemorates start of WWI

Yesterday, the National Cathedral marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War with a service of atonement. The whole service, said on July 27th, was constructed around the need for repentance for war, and the horrors it inflicts on humanity.