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The Prologue of John’s Gospel

Louis Pernot translated by Sara MacVane   What we call the “prologue” to John’s Gospel is a wonderful text, of a very different style to the other Gospels. It is poetic, lovely, profound, theological, and also a bit mysterious. It ...

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EDITORIAL

James Woody Translation Louise Thunin   To the question, « What should we die for ? », Biblical texts are able to substitute the question « What should we live for ? » By presenting situations where people can no longer cope with the world as ...

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« SHE » or « HE »

by Laurent Gagnebin Translation Louise Thunin   I’m sitting in the subway. Next to me and opposite me are five charming young ladies, very stylish ; one of them is reading a book from Flammarion’s « Champs » collection. I make a fruitless ...

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The Roads to Exile

  Jean-Paul Augier   Translation Canon Tony Dickinson   For several months the huge influx of migrants, fleeing war and coming to seek refuge in Europe has provoked several comment pieces in the media. Protestants, at least, ought to remember ...

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Journey in Armenia

Agnès Adeline-Schaeffer   Translation Canon Tony Dickinson   Armenia is the first state to have adopted Christianity as its official religion. But others religions are also present in this country which has very close links with France.   I went ...

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Narrow Gate

  Dominique Hernandez At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, pairs of images are linked: two gates, two ways, two trees and, right at the end of the sermon, two houses. It is then about recognising and choosing ...

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Flesh and Spirit

Laurent Gagnebin Translation Canon Tony Dickinson   Innumerable texts and songs by Christian authors set flesh and spirit in opposition. They imagine that in this way they are being faithful to the injunctions of the New Testament, more particularly to ...

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I want to shout

Jean Dumas Translation Canon Tony Dickinson   As a pastor at the end of a long life, I want to shout out my anger. We are trapped in a dark cul-de-sac, and I want to shout. My Church behaves as ...

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Holocaust

Jean-Marie de Bourqueney Translation Canon Tony Dickinson   There are some words which resonate. Tragically. Whenever I hear “holocaust”, I see again the images of those millions of massacred Jews. It is impossible to escape these images which are the ...

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