The Church of England’s officially recognised, liturgically and theologically approved god is god with a small g, the small, tribal god who is indeed to be found in the Bible and is partisan, dualistic, supports one side against another, is prejudiced, anthropomorphic, judgmental and punitive.
I was asked to lead a workshop on Saturday with the focus on contemplative prayer and silence. It turned out to be quite a challenging event. I’d prepared a sheet of notes outlining the ground I wanted to cover – vision of God; vision of ourselves; vision of Christ-like life; contemplative prayer and silence; breathing; with a check list of elements of a spiritually healthy life to conclude. It was an ambitious agenda!