Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

Despite our differences and denominational affiliations, it is possible, and indeed essential, that we live together in unity of purpose and faith.  That said, this is no easy task.  Here is a reflection I offered today at Cliftonville Moravian Church, Belfast, on this very topic. You can listen to it here; the text is reproduced …

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‘No-one who knew Frans van der Lugt, the Dutch Jesuit priest murdered in Syria, was surprised by his refusal to leave the besieged city of Homs. He had spent almost 50 years in Syria and had been in Homs since the siege began more than two years ago’. So writes Bethlehem-based writer Daniel Silas Adamson in …

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The Amish are a group of Christians that intrigue me. Their beliefs are, in essence, very simple; they live a life focused on their own interpretation of biblical principles, where modern technology is eschewed and there is an emphasis on family and community life. But there are contradictions: the Amish practice forgiveness, but are also …

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