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‘Operation Opra’: Secular self-righteousness – a mixture of morality, hypocrisy and revenge.

JEP 18.1.18

There was something magnificent about Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globe awards.

 

She commanded the whole room, perhaps as she stood there with the cameras on her, she commanded the whole media-connected world; by turn chat show host, enraged mother figure, avenging angel, future president even. She combined a range of roles all at once that dominated the stage she stood on, and the imaginations she had burst in on. Continue reading “‘Operation Opra’: Secular self-righteousness – a mixture of morality, hypocrisy and revenge.”

Talking to LBC (London Radio) about sin, sex and God -(as captured by an Australian website.)

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https://www.eternitynews.com.au/good-news/how-would-you-answer-the-question-what-is-sin/

How would you answer the question: ‘What is sin?’

When a journo asks you, you need a good response. Here’s one.

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While four-letter words get all the attention, Christians struggle more with some three letter words. “Sin” for example. This word trapped Tim Farron, a public Christian who led the UK Liberal Democrats during last year’s election. On the campaign trail, Farron was asked: “Is gay sex a sin?” He prevaricated, finally answering “no”, and later resigned as the party’s leader.

Farron has recently recanted to a Christian radio station, Premier, saying he should have answered “yes.”

“The thing is, you can’t argue people into a relationship with God.” – Gavin Ashenden

In the wake of the Farron turn-around, London talkback host Ian Dale asked Gavin Ashenden, missionary bishop and former chaplain to the Queen: “So, what is sin to you?”

 

Continue reading “Talking to LBC (London Radio) about sin, sex and God -(as captured by an Australian website.)”

‘Have you stopped beating your wife’?-or- ‘Is gay sex a sin’? Tim Farron to Donald Trump: – Anglican Unscripted.

God breaks into the human heart – a homily for Epiphany 2.

#notmybishop Anglican Unscripted.

Morning Prayer podcast- for those who like to pray in company; with a captivating reading from St Hilary of Poitiers, on the Trinity. 12.1.18.

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Morning Prayer podcast – for those who like to pause in the presence of God and pray in company. 11.1.18- With readings from St Cyprian of Carthage.

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The Feast of the Epiphany. A homily -‘Pragmatism, Prayer and the Healing of the Church.’

Belief in Christ brings the affirmation needed to strengthen our resolution.

Affirmation and Resolution.

“People may say I can’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing,” murmured Florence Foster Jenkins on her death bed. I’ve been watching a film of her story, and in turns slipping onto the floor laughing, and then reaching for the handkerchiefs as I cried. Continue reading “Belief in Christ brings the affirmation needed to strengthen our resolution.”

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