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Your Passionate Ambivalence

Posted: September 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

On the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 30 August 2015. By John Abbate. “The basic movement of the life of dialogue is the turning towards the other. This is accomplished in mundane acts like greeting another person, having a conversation, or simply exchanging meaningful glances.” —Martin Buber Ambivalence pervades life. Our decision making processes…

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The Science of Doing Good – Global Altruism

Posted: August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 16 August 2015. By John Abbate. “Unkindness involves a failure of the imagination so acute that it threatens not just our happiness but our sanity. Caring about others, as Jean-Jacques Rousseau argued, is what makes us fully human…The self without sympathetic attachments is either a fiction or…

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A Vast Trauma Can Become an Inspiration

Posted: August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 9 August 2015. By John Abbate. “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”—Matthew 19:14 (KJV) “I wanted to prove that humans are capable of something grander than war, prejudice, and hatred….

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Our Anxiety about Inferiority and Our Need to be “Someone”

Posted: August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 2 August 2015. By John Abbate. Colin Wilson, author of the existentialist novel The Outsider (1956), believed that human beings tend to underrate their own potential. They drift through life on auto-pilot, becoming increasingly “mired in triviality” and convinced of their own ordinariness. The illusion of…

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Find the right replacements for your emotional losses

Posted: July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Notes on Dr Francis Macnab’s Sunday address, 26 July 2015. By John Abbate. “For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.” —Luke 8:29 (KJV) “Build positive anticipation of joy into the whole fabric of your life.” —Dr Francis Macnab The mind is intimately connected with the body. Our immunity to…

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Connect with Your Best Emotions

Posted: July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Notes on Dr Francis Macnab’s Sunday address, 19 July 2015. By John Abbate. “Instead of remaining emotionally disconnected from faith, we might see that faith needs to be understood in the context of our emotional evolution.” Although the word is never used, Dr Macnab confronts us with a basic existential choice in this address: to…

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Rev Ric Holland – The Ebullient Energy of Celebrated Light

Posted: July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address, 12 July 2015. By John Abbate. The human retina contains several million photoreceptor cells that are sensitive to a specific range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation, otherwise known as the light spectrum. Sandwiched between the infrared and the ultraviolet, at wavelengths of around 390 to 700 nanometres, visible light makes…

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Fathers – Emotional Authority. Ambivalent Kindness. Preferred Evasion.

Posted: July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

NOTES on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 5 July 2015. By John Abbate.  “I see the churches vastly confused in their understanding of the role of the father.”  —Dr Francis Macnab “I cry aloud to all fathers: ‘Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger.’” —Fyodor Dostoevsky At the heart of our culture…

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Our need to be successful. You can redefine what success means for you.

Posted: July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 28 June 2015. By John Abbate. “Ye have compassed this mountain long enough…” —Deuteronomy, 2:3 (KJV) Nobody wants to be a failure. We all want to be successful. But what is the meaning of success? There are many different kinds and measures of success: the accumulation…

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