Author Archives: Tim Smith

Amazement – the beginning of a creative end to conflict

Whenever I peel a ripe banana I am amazed at the seamless transition between the flesh of the fruit and the skin and yet it peels so effortlessly.  How does it become like that?  There are other fruit, of course, … Continue reading

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The Idolatry of Permanence

The temple had become a stumbling block to the understanding of Judaism, the Jewish faith and the heritage of our own Christian faith, as a spirituality of journey.  The tabernacle and tent of meeting, established during the wandering of the … Continue reading

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Lent – a time for examining motivations

Lent is an interesting time of our church calendar.  I say interesting because I am always slightly bemused by the plethora of thinking about what Lent is meant for.  Questions as to whether we should eat fish on Ash Wednesday … Continue reading

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