Life – who decides?

Life – who decides? When I retired I had hoped to write about ethics, but that has not got very far. However, I am now being pushed into thinking about war and peace, pacifism in many different forms, the role of faith in shaping society and how to make moral decisions when faced with the […]

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The changing face of Religion

The changing face of Religion Religion is not what it was! That seems to be the message of my second week studying Faith Debates. It is not disappearing, even though the secularisation theory said that when a society modernises religion will decline. But religion is changing, church attendance is declining, in Britain and Europe anyway, […]

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Songs, silence and stimulation

Songs, silence and stimulation We began a new session of choir rehearsals this week. In preparation for a performance with a local concert orchestra we are learning some songs from West End snows, including Les Miserables and Sound of Music. Singing is not only enjoyable but healthy and challenging! A feature of my preparation for […]

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Mist and Myths

Mist and Myths I saw the film ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ last week. The storyline is well known, but the cinematography was superb so it was well worth seeing. The ethical dilemma explored in the film is how to respond to evil which creates despair, anger, and a thirst for justice. There are plenty […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Well we can hope and wish for good news to come in this year, but experience suggests that there will be good and bad news. Among the stories of the new year celebrations were reports of fatal stabbings in London. But the Archbishop of Canterbury emphasised how much compassion is shown by […]

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