The Books We Read – Fellow Pilgrims…

Astute followers of this blog will notice a page has been added. This follows the addition of the page that links to bloggers I follow … and is in some way related. A pilgrim never travels alone. The “bloggers I follow” page acknowledges some fellow pilgrims along the way, some of whom march to theContinue reading “The Books We Read – Fellow Pilgrims…”

Invasion, Survival or Celebration: A Native Australian’s Day

Originally posted on Mind Journeys:
Ngaala kaaditj Noogar moort keyen kaadak midja boodja We acknowledge Noongar people as the original custodians of this land. In particular, on this Australia Day in this place, Busselton, I acknowledge the Wardan people, the Noongar sea people, who have walked this part of Noongar boodja for tens of thousands…

One and All

I have always enjoyed the offerings of Hugh Mackay, no less his current title The Art of Belonging, which I have just begun to read. His journal-like writing as a sociologist has always been most accessible. This work is worth chewing on for anyone remotely involved in community work, especially faith communities. The struggle of theContinue reading “One and All”

Fishing for Stars in the Sea

I came across this poem by Roderic Quinn which, today, I thought I’d share just for its own sake. I took a boat on a starry night and went for a row on the water, and she danced like a child on a wake of light and bowed where the ripples caught her. I vowedContinue reading “Fishing for Stars in the Sea”

Quantum Physics meets the Mad Hatter

The Pastor and the Physicist continue to dialogue over matters of faith and science, prompted by feature articles in a pile of New Scientist magazines. Quantum physics has to make its appearance at some stage, and, sure enough the next lead story explores an experiment showing quantum particles that “lose their identity,” thus redefining reality. OutContinue reading “Quantum Physics meets the Mad Hatter”

Faith – Stop Picking on Science!

In sync with my current series as I trawl through a bundle of New Scientist articles thoughtfully loaned to me by a parishioner is this offering from today’s Facebook feed: Is your church still picking a fight with science? My current congregation never has, but one sometimes gets the impression it’s one of a group of rogue shipsContinue reading “Faith – Stop Picking on Science!”

Gluten intolerance – fad, fact… and faith?

I continue to leaf through the science magazines stacked on my desk and selecting lead articles to pass a parson’s comment on. New Scientist (12 July 2014)  treads bravely into a minefield with the tagline “Wheat intolerance is more about psychology than physiology.” “Is it plausible that something that has been a staple food for centuries canContinue reading “Gluten intolerance – fad, fact… and faith?”

Multiverses and God

The lead story in New Scientist (22 March 2014) explains the physics behind the concept of multiverses and how such an understanding might be enhanced by the discovery that week of a method of peering even closer into the slivers of a second after the big bang . My poor head spun as I tried to getContinue reading “Multiverses and God”