Posts tagged “Seeds

Creeds, Queries and Mars Bars

Posted on May 16, 2013

In the little Christian cult that I belong to, we use “Queries and Advices” to guide our way. We chose this over a creed for a number of reasons which I’ll outline below, but lately I’ve been thinking that I’d like a little creedalism. We borrowed the idea of ‘queries and advices’¬†from the Quakers, or the “Religious Society of Friends”. These are the queries and advices from the British Quakers. Quakers are most famous for their cereal products, but they used to be famous for refusing to go to war, not drinking alcohol, not swearing oats (oops, ‘oaths’) and silent worship. There used to be only 3 Quaker queries, but there is quite a few more now. We made up our own queries and…

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Identity Politics – Jamie Calder, SJ

Posted on May 5, 2010

We had Jamie Calder from the Jesuits come and speak at the last Seeds Seminar on “Identity Politics”, the ways in which our individual identities are shaped by the dominant stories of our culture. I interviewed him the next morning about himself and his thinking on this subject. I’ll use some of this on my upcoming radio show (30th May, 6-8pm, streaming at phoenixfm.org) You can also subscribe to my podcast on iTunes

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