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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

I have been thinking about Fr Sheehy's homily where he points out the sins that are happening around him in the world today, how that relates to our C...

9 months ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Now a woman in Oregon USA has been rejected from adopting because of her Christianity. Her faith can't affirm LGBT so she can't adopt as the child mig...

11 months ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Summary of a podcast Challenges to religious freedom with Patrick Parkinson Look at all the other moralities we have let go and think ab...

11 months ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

I think it could be reasonably argued that Christians are getting persecuted in Australia and the west in general. Late last year the Essendon CEO And...

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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Francis Schaeffer makes the argument that as we remove God from the center of our society and replace ourselves in that position we lose the absolute ...

1 year ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

@kristen My doubt about being guided by the Holy Spirit is a personal one. When I read the bible, especially the gospels, it gives me guidance on what...

1 year ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Not sure about being guided by the Holy Spirit. Maybe you are blessed but I have to rely on the guidance of the bible.

1 year ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Oh and I agree with everything in that last post.

1 year ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

@kristen Is this still Kristen writing? This last post has a different style.

1 year ago
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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

@kristen Well that is the topic of the conversation. What Francis Schaeffer presents in this series, which I have provided summaries of, resonates wit...

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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Ep 10 Final Choices Either Christian absolutes or arbitrary absolutes from a small group of elites. The authoritarian government of the future ...

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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Ep 9 The Age of Personal Peace and Affluence From the 1960's heard from all sectors of culture that reason leads to despair and that the answers ...

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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Art and Music became more preformative because it had no substance. Later the Queer theorists like Gayle Rubin and Judith Butler would treat gender as...

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Ep 8 The Age of Fragmentation The fractured nature of modern art reflects the fractured thinking of modern man, man made less than man and humani...

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Ep 7 The Age of Non-Reason For the humanists the "unified truth if the universe was constantly changing as time proceeds". Humanism failed to fin...

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Ep 6 The Scientific Age It is said the the 17th century writers had an interest in the how but not the why. The 17th century scientists believed ...

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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

@kristen The Old Testament is filled with a repeating theme: God gives his word, the Israelites stray from the word, calamity follows. The New Testame...

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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Ep 5 The Revolutionary Age The bible gives the basis not just of morals but of law. How should the judges fudge so as not to be arbitrary. The la...

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Ep 4 The Reformation The reformation was the turning away from the hmanistic elements that had entered into the church since the middle ages. T...

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Ep 2 The Middle Ages The pristine Christianity of the New Testament became distorted. Starting as small groups meeting in homes centred around ...

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RE: How shall we live, as society becomes more secular?

Ep 1 The Roman Age Culture is based on what it thinks. What it thinks determines how it acts. When societies break down they become unsafe. To ...

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RE: What can we learn from the different expressions of faith?

Two links that expand on these ideas: is a expanded summary. is a series of videos with the author Richard Foster.

1 year ago
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RE: What can we learn from the different expressions of faith?

@stephenb A Summary of the 6 Christian Traditions from the book by Richard Foster – Streams of Living water Contemplative Tradition S...

1 year ago
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RE: What can we learn from the different expressions of faith?

Outline  Summary-of-the-Sprritual-Traditions-Richard-Foster.docx

1 year ago
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RE: How can we worship with all our senses?

When we think of senses we generally think of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. So I don't know where this one fits in but, fasting. I first fas...

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RE: How can we worship with all our senses?

Smelling God: Olfaction as Religious Experience, Joshua Cockayne, University of St. Andrews Not the most riveting reading, I skimmed through, but it...

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