Christmas reality: earthy, solid, monumental

A VERY Happy Christmas to all my readers. Thanks for checking in from time to time. I will endeavour to be a better poster in 2017! But in the meantime, here is some food for sight and thought. Christ Child,…

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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 100 (December 2016)

Well, who'd have thought it?! I never quite expected to reach 100 (yes, that's right - ONE HUNDRED) Quaerentia Treasure Maps. But here we are. Amazing. This calls for an extra special list, don't you think!? Sacred Treasure Evangelicalism post-Drumpf…

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Abuse of Women: 2 Important Books (Pt 3)

I've actually been mulling how to follow up on the last two posts for a while. And then the US Presidential Election happened. I'm not going to get into all of cultural and political aspects of that at this stage.…

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Abuse of Women: 2 Important Books (Pt 2)

The big picture is relentlessly gruesome, as we have just seen from Elaine Storkey's Scars across humanity. But the problem with big picture surveys is invariably the difficulty of personal connection. This is why it is vital to read Storkey's book…

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Abuse of Women: 2 Important Books (Pt 1)

Sometimes, the only thing that will rouse us from torpor is having our nostrils immersed in the stench of excrement. That's the only thing that will force us to acknowledge its presence... and thus to do something about it. Two…

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Q Marks the Spot – Treasure Map 99 (November 2016)

Sacred Treasure Interesting - Evangelicals' favourite heresies, in the USA at least! My friend David Moore in the US has an interesting thought about Tim Keller's latest book which prompts some interaction from him! A mysterious celtic cross appears in Ireland,…

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Nature of Tears (a versified thought)

Why haven't I done this before?! I've had the odd day and the odd group time away, but this is the first time I've gone away on my own to a retreat place for 4 nights. There have been other…

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Q Marks the Spot – Treasure Map 98 (October 2016)

Sacred Treasure Fascinating Theos ThinkTank blogpost: The West's Secular liberalism has become a religion What mental illness feels like... in cartoon form. Alec Motyer (who died a few days ago) was a giant - whom I had the privilege of…

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