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Monday, June 07, 2010

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Reason, Faith and Revolution: Reflection on the God Debate

By Terry Eagleton.

Takes on Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens whose recent books ridicule notions and ideas of God. Eagleton ridicules the ignorant reductionism of what he calls “Ditchkins.” He points out that these authors destroy caricatures of God, not the God of thoughtful and faithful people. There is an excellent review of Eagleton’s book in The Christian Century, March 23, 2010 issue. The book and the review give the preacher and teacher strong arguments for people concerned about the existence of God.

Church Growth – Visitors and newcomers to our church services are unsure of what is going on and what to do. Here is how you can help our parish welcome them. Keep your eye out for people you do not know. If you sit near them and they seem unsure about the hymns, open a hymnal and give it to that person indicating the right page. You can do the same with the printed program. Help them find the place in the program where the readings are. They will return if they feel welcome and comfortable.

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