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God Unveiled

This week most of us will seek God in a holy place. But the wise among us will be on the lookout, because wild and untamed holiness is out there beyond the walls and beyond the symbols.

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From All Points podcast episode 5: Holy places

It’s Jon and Charles on their own this month talking asking what makes a place holy, our penchant for attaching holiness to things and the perennial struggle to decide how best to let the holy things go at their end of life

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Speaking to the Soul: The Good Tax Collector

Last week we explored the ways in which we make Bible-characters — and all too often one another — into one-dimensional stereotypes. It arises from a failure to see the Imago Dei, or the Image of God, in one another.

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place, holiness and loss

Yet, I also wonder whether this place-based holiness isn’t a bit like an analog watch, needing its spring to be wound again and again. Some places are probably so deeply imbued with spiritual energy that their unwinding might take centuries or millennia, the locations of Jesus’ life and death perhaps, or pilgrimage trails like the Camino de Santiago. But other places, like parish churches or summer camp chapels seem to need an ongoing encounter to sustain them or the thin place comes to be clouded and not so thin anymore.

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