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Editorial – December 2018

Saint Augustine used the analogy of a candle for the Trinity: the solid wax is the Father; it gives the candle its solidity and is also the fuel for the flame. The Son is the flame itself, bringing the solid substance into movement and transformation. The Spirit is the radiance of the light. In recent […]

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Editorial – September 2018

At the end of the funeral service in The Christian Community, we hear a stern admonition from the spiritual world. We are asked to remember that we are beholden to the spirit in all that we do on earth. A funeral confronts us with the ultimate reality of earthly life; in such a moment, we […]

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Standing before the Son of Man

But when this begins to happen, rise up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. (Luke 21:28) The path to the independence of every human being begins with standing up. Anyone who’s been ill in bed for a long time knows how easily their inner state begins to correspond to their […]

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Editorial of the December 2017-February 2018 issue

This issue was published in December, 2017. You can receive the PDF by purchasing an E-Subscription today. Thirteen point eight billion years after its birth, our Universe has awoken and become aware of itself. This thought from a recent book (Max Tegmark, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Penguin, 2017) echoes […]

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Revelation 22

I am the Alpha and the Omega, world origin and world fulfillment, the first and the last. (Rev 22,3) When is the end-time? At the time of the founding of The Christian Community this was a topic of debate among theologians: did Jesus preach an imminent end of days, or is it still to come? […]

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The seed has been sown

I am the A and the O, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. (Rev 22,3) When does the fulfillment of time take place? At the time of the founding of The Christian Community this was a topic of debate among theologians: has the end time started, or is it still to […]

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E-Subscriptions

We have decided to try out e-subscriptions to Perspectives. It is very expensive to send printed matter by post, and it hasn’t proved possible to print copies locally. We remain very grateful to Melissa Kay, who handles payments in the USA, and Elisabeth Heybrook, who does the same in New Zealand. We hope that some […]

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Editorial for December 2017 to February 2018

Thirteen point eight billion years after its birth, our Universe has awoken and become aware of itself. This thought from a recent book (Max Tegmark, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Penguin, 2017) echoes Hegel’s insight: the world-spirit bestows being on the universe, pours itself out in creation, and awakens to […]

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The Reformation

Editorial On 31st October, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg, by which he opened the floodgates for the many new religious movements which came to be known as the Reformation. This transformed the theological, ecclesiastical and social landscape of Europe in the decades and centuries […]

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