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Mark’s crisis of doubt

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I was recently asked about the nature of my blog – I was asked the question – is it theological? I wonder if it is possible for anyone who has faith to do anything that isn’t theological? Surely, if I am living a life of faith then everything I do is about God – is an exploration of God, is an expression of my understanding of God? I guess one of the things that is happening to me is that the chasm between the secular and the sacred is being filled in. I don’t see my life as being one or the other. I am an ordinary person who does ordinary things with God in the middle of them.

But, it isn’t just me and God. It is me, my family, my friends, my community(ies). I am not alone, I am not free to make decisions about the future alone. I am attached to people who are attached to me, and we help each other to move through the world. When Mark and I decided that coming to Bristol, going to Trinity, leaving Liverpool was what we should do together, as a family, I am not sure we knew what to expect. I had faith. I don’t know what made it ok for Mark. Today he has posted something on his blog that I think helps me to understand a bit about what is going on for him. he is having a ‘crisis of doubt’.


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May 31, 2007 at 9:22 am

Posted in family, religion

blair and bush

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first love

thanks to James for this.

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May 30, 2007 at 3:19 pm

Posted in fun, lament, stuff

da shatner funk

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this is not for the faint hearted. It is the Shatner funk. Enjoy.

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May 29, 2007 at 8:27 am

Posted in fun, music, stuff


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Linkin Park – What I have done

I am not sure what terrible thing Linkin Park have done – if the horrors of this video are any indication it must be quite bad. Anyway, as they say ‘let mercy come’.

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May 28, 2007 at 11:58 am

Posted in music

guy catches glasses with face

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the fact that people have actually made this film fills me with hope for humanity. Pure irrelevance.

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May 27, 2007 at 12:32 pm

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things God doesn’t do…

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May 26, 2007 at 9:37 am

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slow worms

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here is a picture of some slow worms that are living in our garden. I find them a bit freaky – too much like snakes. But aparently:

‘Slow worms look superficially like snakes, but are actually legless lizards. One way to identify them is that unlike snakes, lizards (and therefore slow worms) have eyelids.’

In this picture our slow worms are having sex. Nice.

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May 25, 2007 at 10:27 am

Posted in stuff