echoes of athenian idols

Thursday, February 26, 2004:

echo is hosting a mini-retreat at dungiven castle on the 2nd and 3rd of april. joining us will be special guests from edinburgh, paul thompson and fiona brooker. it will begin on friday night at end on the saturday late afternoon. you can also go up for just the saturday if you want. email us for more details. trying to move over to just one email at the moment - but will still check the old ones - use if you would
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Friday, February 20, 2004:

check out wee beautiful pict - new tracks to listen to and download...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2004:

God's secret garden, this Thursday, drop in anytime:

Thursday 19th February 9-11pm @ the bush cafe, elmwood ave.

'the awe-fullness of wonder'

creating godspace - a place for reflection, meditation and contemplation

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Tuesday, February 10, 2004:

Some stuff we used at last week's godspace:

Doubt is not the opposite of faith. The opposite of faith is mindless fanaticism. A mindless, uncritical acceptance of religious authority is the real enemy of faith. – Charles Henderson

I think of faith as a kind of whistling in the dark because, in much the same way, it helps to give us courage and to hold the shadows at bay. To whistle in the dark isn’t to pretend that the dark doesn’t sometimes scare the living daylights out of us. Instead, I think, its to demonstrate, if only to ourselves, that not even the dark can quite overcome our trust in the ultimate triumph of the Living Light. – Frederick Buechner

Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith; it’s an element of faith. – Paul Tillich

A doubter is someone who is more or less outside the church, or who is more or less inside the church but who wonder every once in a while if the whole religious enterprise has anything to do with reality. – Buechner

Recall that the Savior of the world did not come to bring a doctrine; he never lectured. He did not try by way of reasons to prevail upon anyone to accept his teaching, nor did he try to authenticate it by demonstrable proofs. His teaching was his life, his existence. If someone wanted to be his follower, he said to that person something like this, “Venture a decisive act; then you can begin, then you will know." - Kierkegaard

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Tuesday, February 03, 2004:

God's secret garden, this Thursday, drop in anytime:

Thursday 5th February 9-11pm @ the bush cafe, elmwood ave.

'room for doubt'

creating godspace - a place for reflection, meditation and contemplation

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This is the echo weblog. An echo is somewhere between a voice and no voice, somewhere between hearing and not hearing, and somewhere between knowing and not knowing. It's a place of faith and doubt. It's for all those trying to shed their snake skins of tradition, pride, ignorance, prejudice, and trying to work things out for themselves. It's for those caught dancing in the dichotomy of clubbing and christianity, and still trying to follow Christ.
a few of us were discussing what songs the disciples hummed to themselves as they walked home on ascension day....which do you think it was?
'leaving on a jet plane' - like in armageddon (the film that is, not the real thing)
anything by 'air'
'lifted' by 'the lighthouse family'
'up, up and away' by 'andy williams'
'i believe i can fly' by 'r kelly'
'reach for the stars' by 's club'
'stairway to heaven' by 'led zeppelin' (or rolf harris, depends on your taste)
'the only way is up' by 'yazz and the plastic population'
'i'll fly away' by 'alison krauss'
'movin on up' by 'primal scream'
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