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Three articles by Giles Fraser this weekend.
In the Guardian he writes in Intimations of mortality that we have lost the art of plain speaking when it comes to death – and that is not healthy for children.
Also in the Guardian he previews the BBC’s Passion (to be broadcast in Holy Week) in Thou shalt not offend anyone: BBC’s Jesus is nice but dull.
And in the Church Times he asks Is Fairtrade the same as fair?.

In the Guardian’s Face to faith column David Bryant writes that the perspective shift urged by the philosopher Martin Buber has the power to heal our world.

In The Times Jonathan Sacks writes Lose faith in God we will lose faith in humanity.

Also in The Times Libby Purves asks whether Oxford scholars should be forced to say grace in Oxford scholars’ grace protest: principled or petulant?

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I won’t be watching the BBC thing. I wonder if Channel 4 is using Robert Beckford again?. I quite like his offerings and I missed the Christmas comparisons.

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Father B:quote:So does it work? Many of the world’s endemic problems are a direct result of perceiving in terms of I-It. Unquote. As a bona fide tree hugger – facilely accused by some conservative believers of really being a neo-pagan because I would revalue Nature, including empirical comprehensions of Self and Nature and Cosmos, I must say that I still believe it is a far better path. But those sorts do not end up running big cash cow global corporations. Not yet, that is. My character defects often involve my not dealing all that well with I-IT encounters: I am… Read more »

Cheryl Va.
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drdanfee You might enjoy Mark Wallace’s book “Finding God in the Singing River”. There’s some very pagan imagery in the bible e.g. Hosea 2:19-23 “In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety. I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion… “In that day I will respond,” declares the… Read more »

Göran Koch-Swahne
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Cheryl,

There must be something quite peculiar in Anglicanism to make you call Hosea, Ezekiel and Isaiah “pagan”?