Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

Was Jeremiah a Failure?. This is an excellent article that has raised a number of issues for me!  I wonder – is it possible to be a successful ‘parish minister’ and still retain anything more than a tenuous link to an authentic prophetic calling?  The temptation to live a comfortable life devoid of controversy would …

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I’ve started a new website for a new organisation – The Merton Fellowship for Peace and Contemplative Living in Ireland.  The fellowship is an informal network of individuals interested in living a life of peace and contemplation based on the example and writings of Thomas Merton, the Cistercian monk and spiritual writer.  The fellowship, which …

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Under increasing threat from fundamentalist terrorists, a small group of Cistercian (‘Trappist’) monks living out their vocations in the midst of a poor Algerian community must make an agonising decision – to leave the people they have loved and served faithfully to their fate (while securing their own safety), or to stay and to face almost certain death. Such is …

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A couple of years ago I signed the newly released ‘Charter for Compassion’.  Today, it has over 71,000 signatories from every continent and hailing from all religious traditions (and none). The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter activates the Golden Rule …

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