Some of you have given me positive feedback about my interview with Danny Doran. If you’ve explored Danny’s site further (‘The Infinite Jigsaw Podcast’), you’ll have come across the ten short interviews that Danny made with ‘Carbon Mike’, who is the founder of the Foundationist movement – see http://www.futurerad.io I came across Danny after these interviews had started, and I’ve only recently finished listening to them all. I was struck by how much ‘Foundationism’ has in common with Christianity, but also the contribution that the Foundationist Manifesto could make towards the selection of a new British Prime Minister.
Regular readers of this blog will know that I hadn’t intended to post any further blogs until late September, as a result of a planned long sailing voyage. But as they say, the best laid plans……
For those who are regular visitors to this website, firstly, thanks for sticking with me during the last three and a bit years! I have the opportunity of a lifetime to do a long sail with an old friend, around much of the coast of the UK, over this summer. Although I’ll be taking a notebook, to store theological reflections, sadly it won’t be possible for me to post anything further until probably sometime in late September.
Having started this blog three years ago, I’ve found it most interesting to hear what people have had to say to me privately. There’s no doubt that many folk are now looking for something beyond the confines of our deeply materialistic world, in which most have to spend their lives. They feel the emptiness, and know this can’t be what life is all about.
So says Chris Sparkes, the translator of the newly published 'The Keys of the Kingdom' Holy Bible, who has spent 25 years giving us what he says is the first ever accurate translation of the Bible into English, from the original Hebrew and Greek. To say that this project is mind-boggling really doesn't do it justice.
I’ve found that having something on which to focus our meditations for Good Friday can be helpful, and this blog is offered in that tradition. See if you can challenge yourself to find a short time of silence; read each section, consider what your views are about the people described in each and then read the prayer that follows.