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Life Eternal

As mentioned previously, ‘Life Eternal’ (or equivalently Eternal Life) appears to take the place of the central motif of Jesus’ discourses in the Gospel of John, as opposed to ‘the Kingdom of God’ in the Synoptic Gospels. Jesus is also often spoken of as giving us new life in Paul’s Epistles.

To begin with, in terms of images and ideas:

  • What do you think of when you think of ‘heaven’?

  • What do you think of when you think of ‘eternal life’? (more…)

What is Theology?

The sources of discussion/language about God.

What then is theology? What do you think of when you hear the word?

Etymologically it is the study of God, and if we confined ourselves to that original meaning then the stereotypical derision of it as not a ‘proper’ discipline would be quite understandable. After all, there isn’t any way that we could study God like a pharmacist studies chemicals, and as a result it is often supposed that theology is all made up opinions. Theology cannot be straightforward and descriptive because religion is inexorably mysterious- God is fundamentally ‘other’ and cannot be adequately described in human language. (more…)



“One does not read in the Gospel that the Lord said: ‘I will send you the Holy Spirit who will teach you about the course of the sun and moon.’ For He willed not to make men mere scholars, but Christians.” – St. Augustine

Another Thought for the Week 13/02/2012

From Tom Woodman,

The healing of lepers in the Bible, as in this Sunday’s gospel (Mark 1:40-45), always has a special resonance.  Leprosy, in corrupting the body, seemed to harm the essential identity of the person, and it also excluded them from the holy community (Leviticus 13:1-2 & 44-46), the only place where they could find fulfillment. (more…)

The Origin of Jesus

In this session we look at the fourth Gospel (sometimes called the ‘Spiritual Gospel’) through the most famous part, the prologue. (more…)

Another Thought for the Week 24/10/2011

From Sabine Schwartz, Catholic Chaplain:

In today’s Gospel we find Jesus once again being interrogated by his adversaries, this time by the Pharisees, and this time they are asking him a question very much on their own territory: ‘Which is the greatest commandment of the Law’? (more…)

Another Thought for the Week 17/10/2011

From Sabine Schwartz, Catholic Chaplain:

Sunday’s Gospel gives us an important hint on how we can contribute to the happiness and fruitfulness of this year. (more…)

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