Author Archives: Peter Turner

803: WORSHIP AS WILD COURTSHIP

“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the Christian-atheist blog coming from London, England. My comment on this copied piece is “Wow!” Worship as Wild Courtship 7/11/2017 By: Matthew Syrdal “The heavens are rehearsing the glory of God… Day pours forth speech unto day; night reveals knowledge unto night. They have no speech, they use no words; no […]

802: ADVICES AND QUERIES 8/42

Worship is our response to an awareness of God. We can worship alone, but when we join with others in expectant waiting we may discover a deeper sense of God’s presence. We seek a gathered stillness in our meetings for worship so that all may feel the power of God’s love drawing us together and […]

801: NO MORE ANARCHIST BOOK FAIRS by Peter Turner

I’ve been attending the London Anarchist Book Fair for at least 10 years. I don’t belong to any political party; I’m just on the fringes of the local protest group, HSG, which happens to be anarchist. The book fair is one of the highlights of the political year for me. I counted 25 people I […]

800: REMEMBERING THE HOMELESS WHO DIE by Peter Turner

I went to a moving service at Saint Martin’s in the Fields church last week. It was a commemoration service for the 144 homeless people who died in London over the last 12 months. As I have frequently interviewed rough sleepers for this blog (‘London’s homeless speak’ in the index, accessible from the blog’s title […]

799: ADVICES AND QUERIES 7/42

Be aware of the spirit of God at work in the ordinary activities and experience of your daily life. Spiritual learning continues throughout life, and often in unexpected ways. There is inspiration to be found all around us, in the natural world, in the sciences and arts, in our work and friendships, in our sorrows […]

798: MADONNA AND THE BLASPHEMY OF ART by Arthur Dewey

The blasphemy of art Some years ago, far outside the gated community of theological discourse, a remarkable religious display went on international tour. Madonna, the pop diva and recent Kabbalah devotee, cut a triumphant swath around the globe and with it drew condemnations from every religious authority in her wake. The Church of England worried […]

797: JESUS’ DEATH INCIDENTAL OR ACCIDENTAL?

“A warm welcome to Zingcreed where I save paper by  putting my casual thoughts on religion and life on a blog instead of in an exercise book like I used to. You’re welcome to look over my shoulder and even to comment. To date this blog has had almost 40,000 hits – I have no […]