Existential Faith - Three Ironic Heroes of Faith

This was a session in Cafechurch where we talked about the sort of faith we want - a faith which underpins our lives, even when we don't get the things we prayed for so hard, things which God seems to approve of. The three heroes were Job, Jonah, and St Thomas - all people who had to walk a hard path, but who were fundamentally, existentially open to God.

Alister wrote a blog post along similar lines, which might interest you...

A view of the the sun rising from Mt Sinai

Philosophy, Story or Stomething Else

This slideshow is part of our journey of trying to understand what it means to be a Christian in our culture. We start here with the Enlightenment, and explore a little bit about its history and continuing significance. It also looks a bit at some of the limitations of the ideas, and concludes with C.S. Lewis's famous idea about Christianity as true myth.

A medieval bridge on the Camino de Santiago in Spain

(Almost) Everything I Know About Spirituality I Learned From Epic Movies

Over the weekend I watched The Lone Ranger (yes, I know.) But it got me to thinking - do I want to be a boring, prudish, ineffective religious person, notable mainly for my bad singing, or do I want to be a cool, seeking, spiritual warrior like Johnny Depp? I mean, who wouldn't want to be Johnny Depp?

Tonto looks at his magical horse in The Lone Ranger

Work and Faith

How do we live a human life, with its rhythm of labora et ora - work and pray, and perhaps even work as prayer, and prayer as work?. We don't have easy answers, but the question feels urgent.

One question to be highlighted: how do we work out what we want to do? It seems easy enough, but actually for a lot of us it is surprisingly hard to answer. The journey begins with asking myself: what did I like to do when I was a child?