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312 weeks ago @ The Reader - Friday poetry - Thomas · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Frances, that was an unexpected joy.

"In the fiercer light of the thorns’ halo" - that took me there.

dan

318 weeks ago @ papermind - How to apply the Old T... · 0 replies · +1 points

On this evidence I'd be Catholic or Orthodox :)

338 weeks ago @ papermind - A Time for Everything:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Bruce,
I'm enjoying the music.
d

338 weeks ago @ papermind - A Time for Everything:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey Chris,
Thanks for the link! I'll check it out.
dan

339 weeks ago @ papermind - A Time for Everything:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Alison, it was thinking about people with different levels or styles of literacy that first got me interested in thinking about the importance of symbolic action in learning the word. I've seen first hand the value of concrete actions and illustrations in teaching children, international students, cross-cultural mission. It reminds me that we need to preserve symbolic action (some kinds of properly gospel oriented ritual) even when it doesn't necessarily directly appear to serve the majority of people in our congregation. We should do it even if only for the sake of our descendants in the faith who may live in a world far different from ours, where our levels of literacy and education can't be taken for granted.
Of course, all this comes with the caveat that symbolic action is never separable from gospel word. Word and act must always remain intertwined.

342 weeks ago @ papermind - Our story... so far. · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks Anna,
We really need to skype with you guys and catch up. Our days are so disjointed at the moment that we\'re finding it hard to get into routines. Hopefully we can find a place to live this week and start to settle down.

343 weeks ago @ papermind - Our story... so far. · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Tim,
I'd love to catch up. I could probably use some tips on navigating post-graduate philosophy as a Christian. We've just had our post-grad orientation day and I'm really looking forward to it. Find me on facebook, or email dan at andersonpost dot org.

344 weeks ago @ papermind - Our story... so far. · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Dave, really appreciate it.
Dan

344 weeks ago @ papermind - What it means to preach. · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks Kath,
I guess that's the first rule of theology, and preaching, and life: Love Yahweh your God with all you've got. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Dan

344 weeks ago @ papermind - What it means to preach. · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey Chris, thanks for your impressions. I was just trying to capture a feeling I had. We\'ve been having wild time in Oz lately - floods, bushfires, cyclones. Nothing near us in Sydney though. Was really hot here last week. You should come and escape the German winter.
Dan