A letter home from Alabama

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Alabama 8th October 2018 Dear Jenna, Thanks for your card, it's taken me a while to write back because my parents were over visiting when it arrived and I didn't have a chance to sit down and concentrate. They're back in England now and since my car overheated at the weekend I am sat here … Continue reading A letter home from Alabama

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Tolstoy and how the unbeliever feels

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If you have read this blog before, you will know that I am reading Tolstoy's Anna Karenina because the insights it offers into the human soul are far more insightful than any academic paper. Here Tolstoy describes how his character, Levin, feels during a service of confession at church: Levin found himself, like the majority … Continue reading Tolstoy and how the unbeliever feels

Praying with Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, Ignatian Prayer and Reviewing the Day

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This quote is from "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy. As explained in an earlier post, I am reading Tolstoy because he describes the human condition so well. Today at church I taught on Ignatian prayer; a copy of the handout I compiled, summarising what I said, is available here. A key part of the Ignatian … Continue reading Praying with Anna Karenina: Tolstoy, Ignatian Prayer and Reviewing the Day