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Peter Ould is now blogging at An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy. You can read a livejournal syndication at peter_ould.
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This is a nice meme from shunn



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Worried that you won't be able to catch up on my serious blogging? (Melanie????)

Fear not - you can now read my blogger feed on Livejournal by using the syndication - peter_ould. Funky huh?

A huge thank you to drmellow for sorting this.

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I'm going to move all my serious blogging to www.peter-ould.net/blog/. I will use Livejournal simply to do memes, catch up with friends and fun stuff.

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You Are a Little Scary

A Little Scary!

You've got a nice edge to you. Use it.


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You asked a statement
I replied a difference
and so you wonder
what my problem is;

now you just glare
into the mirror
that you can't bare
to see

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Hands up everybody who remembers this from last summer? Come on, don't be shy, you know you tapped your feet to it. There - that's better right? No shame in having enjoyed it.

Anyway, yours truly has found the first draft of the video. Spot the differences (if you can)...

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Still listening through my collection. Today's gem is the Communard's live album - "Heaven"



Forget being slighted alarmed at me listening to an A1 CD. This one's definitely gay...

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Nice Summary in a Malaysian Paper on the vapour behind the gay movement

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The Pontificator has this excellent little word on what "church" is. It's time that some Protestants realised what "catholic" does and doesn't mean.

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Amidst the general anti-American diatribe on this side of the Atlantic, this is a refreshing encounter.

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This is a pretty brutal review of the latest offering from Brian McClaren, who we had here at Wycliffe only a month or so back. I don't agree with all of it, but his demolition of McClaren's new TULIP is very good.

Just in case you hadn't worked it out, I'm not an Open Theism fan, but then I don't think Luther, Augustine, Paul and Jesus would have been either. I've said it before and I'll say it again - if you don't believe in election then don't call yourself "Reformed". In fact, if you disagree with Luther on the subject (and after all, that's what the Reformation was about) of election, don't call yourself "Protestant", 'cos you're not.

Bit harsh? Sorry...

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Remember a few days ago when I wrote about essay writing allowing me to discover good old CDs?

Today's absolute treasures (without a shadow of a doubt - if you disagree with me you are just plain wrong) are:



and



How anybody can fail to have these two masterpieces in their collection I do not know.

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Maggi Dawn's support of a Giles Fraser article over at her blog is raising up a bit of a response. As well as your's truly berating the idolisation of Derrida that is Fraser's, Dr Conrad Gempf of the London School of Theology has stepped in to defend the primacy of the creeds in our understanding of Christian Mission. Go and have a look and see if you agree.

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Brings a whole new meaning to "In your face advertising"

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Only two months till Der Untergang is out on DVD. Here's a trailer to remind you.

For me, this was absolutely the film of 2004. Yes, it's German language so most of you will have missed it, but it is a brilliant portrayal of the last few weeks in Berlin in April 1945. What's so poignant about it is that it doesn't demonise anybody, just presents you will a hoard of people seeing their entire world disappear. Bruno Ganz is fantastic as Hitler and the rest of the cast put in an amazing performance. The fact that it was made be a German production company is also important, because it shows that the nation is slowly moving to being able to discuss the entirity of the war with openness and honesty (as opposed to the way in the past 60 years the Germans have been willing to admit to their "war guilt" and crimes, but slam down on anything positive about the Third Reich, as opposed to Austria which has been in permanent denial of it's culpability in the Holocaust and other crimes to this day).

So, if the DVD has subtitles, or you're willing for me to translate for you, and if you're around in Oxford late March, do let me know...

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  • Jesus turned up in a provocative loin-cloth / nappy

  • Having Jesus swear

  • "Jesus is gay" - that's deliberately offensive

  • Having Adam and Eve swearing and wanting an apology from Jesus

  • Eve feeling's Jesus' packet - (yes I know)

  • Mary "raped by an angel"

  • Mary complaining to Jesus



If the bits with God and Jesus hadn't deliberately been mockery then it would actually have been very good (bar the swearing). But making Jesus swear and ridiculing him and the Christian faith made it offensive.

In favour of it, the "talk to the stigmata" line was very funny and God's entrance was cool.

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... but Carlisle is being washed away!! Actually rather serious and amazing that so far no-one has died.

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Very interesting biography of the man who is ultimately responsible for allowing the Jerry Springer Opera to be broadcast on the BBC this evening.

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Might it be fair to say that charismatics are characteristically moved by what we might call the impulse of the gospel (God's powerful saving action on behalf of undeserving sinners) but not by the shape of the gospel (suffering before entering into glory)?

Brilliant

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We are in the middle of a pretty impressive hail shower - 2 minutes and still no stop...

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"Natural law tells us less (once we contemplate why we can discern it) how to behave and more about the one who would have us behave, in the same way that an icon of Jesus tells us less about what the Incarnation looks like and more about the mystery of Incarnation, in that the hypostatic union enables us (despite prohibitions on idolatory) to paint pictures of God."

Discuss

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