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Posts from the ‘apologetics’ Category

1
Oct

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 85 (October 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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29
Sep

Q Combinations 7: Lewis, Fujimura and Elemental Love

It was a while back when I encountered this poem from the polymathic Lewis, that master of words and fantasies and reality. It is an astonishing poem (some suggest his greatest). Read more »

1
Sep

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 84 (September 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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21
Aug

The Black Dog (10 years on) 8: SOME LITERARY COMPANIONS…

William Nicholson wrote Shadowlands, the play (which became the film) inspired by C.S.Lewis’s extraordinary testimony A Grief Observed. In it, he gave Lewis this lovely line, one he never actually uttered, but may as well have done.

We read to know we’re not alone

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18
Aug

The Black Dog (10 years on) 7: SOME TOP TIPS…

As I wrap this little sequence of ruthless self-exposure up, various omissions and oddities have occurred to me, so the easiest thing is probably to string them together in a miscellany that’s almost Pauline in its randomness (though naturally without his claims to authority). Read more »

14
Aug

The Black Dog (10 years on) 5: THE INSENSIBILITY OF FAITH…

It’s been very moving to have messages in the last few days about my black dog posts. Thank you! At least it shows that it’s been worth it. As I mentioned in the first post, I’m genuinely not motivated by the kind of confessional culture that is all around us; still less am I trying to elicit sympathy. And I’m definitely not seeking advice or support (kind though some offers have been!). It is only to help those who don’t quite have the words for this yet. But I do realise that it’s raised lots of questions for some… Read more »

1
Aug

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 83 (August 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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5
Jul

Broadcast of my Wilderness of Mirrors interview on 100 Huntley St

While I was in the US for the publication of A Wilderness of Mirrors back in May, I was asked to make a mildly crazy detour to Toronto for an interview on 100 Huntley St, a daily Christian TV talk show. Having not really done this kind of thing before, and certainly not knowing what kind of constituency the show serves, I was rather nervous about it all. Read more »

1
Jul

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 82 (July 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Jun

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 81 (June 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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May

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 80 (May 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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Apr

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 79 (April 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Mar

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 78 (March 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Feb

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 77 (February 2015)

Sacred Treasure

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29
Jan

There but for the grace… pastors escaping the power-trip pitfalls

We could call them the ‘pastor’s power pitfalls.’ There are many. Too many. It’s actually scary how much power a pastor wields – for good… and ill. It’s one of the key issues that has preoccupied me a lot about in the last few years while writing my culture of suspicion book (out VERY soon at all GOOD bookshops!). And I’ve witnessed (and struggled) under power-trip pastors. The worst thing, though, is how blissfully unaware they are of it. As one friend said of a church boss he struggled under for several years, “he’s like a drunk driver who never looks in the rear-view mirror.” Read more »

1
Jan

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 76 (January 2015)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Have a fab 2015

watch this space because there are some big changes afoot for Quaerentia in the coming months…!!

Sacred Treasure

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1
Dec

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 75 (December 2014)

Hurrah! Q Treasure Maps have reached a 3/4 Century!

Sacred Treasure

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1
Nov

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 74 (November 2014)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Oct

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 73 (October 2014)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Sep

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 72 (September 2014)

Sacred Treasure

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