Tag: Personal

T. S. Eliot and the crisis of meaning by John Valentine

T. S. Eliot and the crisis of meaning by John Valentine

The poet T. S. Eliot offers us a way of experiencing and interpreting the interplay of our personal and social worlds: ‘Understanding begins in the sensibility’. Read more…

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Relational apologetics

Relational apologetics

Michael Schluter, December 2004 Christianity, as we have often said before in this column, is a ‘relational religion’. This means that in a Christian view of the world relationships precede – in time and in importance – the material world, although intimately connected with that world. It means that getting relationships right, or putting them […]

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ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism? by Michael Schluter

ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism? by Michael Schluter

  Summary Western society at the end of the twentieth century values individual mobility as highly as any in history. Christians in the past have not questioned that mobility is desirable. If anything, the New Testament (NT) seems to endorse a culture which holds lightly to place, and to encourage Christians to find their roots […]

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The Human Identity Crisis: Can we do without the Trinity? by Michael Ovey

The Human Identity Crisis: Can we do without the Trinity? by Michael Ovey

  Summary This essay examines contemporary problems surrounding human identity and discusses their causes and consequences. It analyses the claim that Trinitarian doctrine is now redundant and argues that, far from being a mere parlour game, it alone allows the perfect personal characteristics of the God revealed in the Bible to be fully expressed. The […]

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