Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie

Conjectures of an Eclectic Christian

Reuben Margolin is an incredibly talented  kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in various patterns, including raindrops falling and waves combining.  Margolin’s installations are as dramatic as they are mesmeric, reflecting an art-form that is meditative and almost spiritual, inspired as it is by maths and nature. Amazing. You can see Margolin talk about …

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Around me stood the oaks and firs; Pine-cones and acorns lay on the ground; Over me soared the eternal sky, Full of light and of deity; Again I saw, again I heard, The rolling river, the morning bird; — Beauty through my senses stole; I yielded myself to the perfect whole. A few lines from …

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Pollination: it’s vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with phenomenal high-speed images from his film “Wings of Life,” inspired by the vanishing of one of nature’s primary pollinators, the honeybee.  This film is truly beautiful and mesmeric; …

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The desire to be something other than we are is often powerful and pervasive; society expects us to conform to certain norms and preconceived expectations of what is acceptable.  Definitions of success cling desperately to the material at the expense of the spiritual and emotional; I am only deemed to be a success if I …

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The next Merton Day Retreat will be held at Corrymeela Knocklayd on Saturday 11th June from 10am-4pm.    The retreat is open to all and will include watching (and discussing) the film entitled Merton: A Film Biography (by Paul Wilkes and Audrey Glynn).  There will also be some prayer/meditation time, silent time, walking and a period of discussion …

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