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Mags Blackie · 3d ago

Pilgrimage

So far 2017 has proved an interesting year. It has been the crossing of the threshold into myself. Over the past few years I have really entered into acknowledging, accepting and letting go ...
Mags Blackie · 3d ago

Willpower can’t get us where we need to go

Here is a copy of the talk I gave at the Stellenbosch University Winter School
Mags Blackie · 1w ago

Not a reconciliation project

I’m spending the best part of the week at the Winter School hosted by the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University. The overarching theme is on ‘Reforming the church, society and ourse...
Mags Blackie · 1w ago

A hermeneutic of uncertainty

A couple of the conversations over the last little while around faith and truth and discernment have got me thinking. It has made me realise that I operate out of what I will call a hermeneu...
Mags Blackie · 1W ago

The small things really count

I got notification that a paper I made a minor contribution to has been accepted for publication. So I opened up my cv to update it. I was struck by the reality of the way in which it just t...
Mags Blackie · 3W ago

Reliability

I watched a YouTube video recently. It was Brene Brown speaking on the anatomy of trust. (You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewngFnXcqao). As usual the presentation is cle...
Mags Blackie · 4W ago

A different kind of thin place

In the Celtic tradition there is the notion of ‘thin places’. Traditionally this is meant to mean that in these places heaven and earth seem a little closer. I think I would express this as ...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

A week…

Last week was probably one of the most frustrating weeks I’ve experienced in a long time. It was frustrating because for reasons I simply do not understand my brain was just not functioning ...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

The gift of education

I finally got around to reading my way through Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age. At 800+ pages of fairly dense academic writing it is no mean feat. It is a truly remarkable book. In it Taylor ...
Mags Blackie · 1M ago

Unassailable truths (Part II)

My last blog post was on the problem with presenting ideas as being ‘truth’. There is an important follow up point to be made. I made an argument that neither the teaching of the Catholic Ch...