About Me

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I’m Emma, and I live in Plymouth, England. I’m mum to two pre-schoolers, a musician, music teacher, community choir director, and an amateur theologian, writer, artist and songwriter when I get the chance.

I have been going to church all my life and I would still call myself a Christian, although what that means to me has definitely evolved over recent years. I have frequent doubts, questions and wobbles, but I think that is a bi-product of being human.

Thank you for visiting!

 

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3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Brian Sterley says:

    Hi Emma – if you have never doubted you have never believed. I love most of your way of thinking about Christianity, I discovered you “pondering” via Patheos. Blessings to you. Brian ((I am a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist church)

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  2. smallalex says:

    Hello Emma
    From Bruges many thanks for sharing your personal experiences.
    I’m theoreticaly an Orthodox member but have grown out oif this church gradually.
    I’m nowadays for about two years attending a local community in Bruges, standing in the catholic tradition but very much “liberal”.
    Like so many in our community doubt became a daily serious issue as many came from the old time religion/church situation.

    Your reading list , nearly all of them unknown to me, will surely inspire me to consult at least a few in the future.
    Of course , many of our members are reiigion teachers and most of them more at ease with the French speaking sources..
    I have in the course of the last two decennia wrote several papers, basic papers in view of a discussion group
    I have to add for the last 3 years another 6 books.
    Anyhow Peacock Arthur is an author I strongly recommend.

    Keep you.

    A L E X K I N N E T
    P. de Conincklaan 8
    B 8200 Brugge
    Tel: 00/32/50/315741 – E-mail: alex.kinnet@telenet.be

    Brugge, juli 2014

    Reading Reference list about Religion, Modernity, Sciences issues

    At private library :

    1
    Polkinghorne John
    Exploring Reality, Science and Religion
    Yale Univ. press
    2005
    100300110146
    2
    Paas S. en Peels R.
    God Bewijzen
    Balans
    2013
    9789460037245
    3
    Raman Varadaraja V.
    Truth and Tension in Science and Religion
    Beech River Books
    2009
    100979377862
    4
    Lenaers Rogers
    De droom van Nebukadnezar
    TGL
    2001
    13706691
    5
    Küng Hans
    Credeo voor tijdgenoten
    Kok Kampen
    1992
    9024264715
    6
    Küng Hans
    The Beginning of all things, Science and Religion
    Eerdmans Publishing
    2005
    9780802807632
    7
    Dennett Daniel
    De betovering van het geloof, religie natuurlijk
    Olypus
    2006
    9789025428716
    8
    Lenaerts Roger
    Uittocht uit oudchristelijke mythen
    TGL
    2003
    13706691
    9
    Bodifée Gerard
    Tot bestaan bestemd
    Pelckmans
    2003
    9028933662
    10
    Lenaers Roger
    Al is er geen God in den Hoge
    Pelckmans
    2009
    9789028952706
    11
    Armstrong Karen
    The Great Transformation
    Anchor Books
    2006
    9780385721240
    12
    Vroom Henk
    Plaatsbepaling, christelijk geloof in seculiere
    Meinema
    2006
    109021141353
    13
    Plantinga Alvin
    Where the conflict really lies
    Oxford
    2011
    9780199812092
    14
    Barker Joel
    Paradigma’s, mentale modellen voor de toekomst
    Scriptum Management
    1992
    9055940542
    15
    Polkinhorne John
    Science and Orovidence
    Templeton
    2005
    1932031928
    16
    Kuitert H.M.
    Hetzelfde anders gezien, geloof als verbeelding
    Ten Have
    2005
    9025954898
    17
    Polkinghorne J
    Science and the Trinity
    Yale
    2004
    300104456
    18
    Clayton P.,Peacock
    In whom we live and have our being
    Eerdmans
    2004
    802809782
    19
    Peacock A.
    The Palace of Glory,God’s world and science
    ATF
    2005
    1920691286
    20
    Ter Linden Carel
    Bijbelse beelden en hun geheim
    Meinema
    2004
    109021139448

    2. Via uitgeleende werken :

    22. Gerard Lohfink
    Heeft God de kerk nodig?
    Carmelitane

    23.Lieve Boeve
    Onderbroken Traditie
    Kapellen 1999

    24. Jaques Haers SJ
    Het adventuur van de Traditie
    Averbode1999

    25.Jef van Gerwen
    Onderweg, navolging Christus in de XXI eeuw
    Lannoo 2003

    26. Gerard bodifée
    Tot bestaan bestemd
    Pelckmans 2003

    27. Eugeen Drewerman
    Geloven in Vrijheid
    Meinenme 1993

    28. Alister Mc Grath
    Geloven en Natuurwetenschappen
    Kok 2001

    29.Geert boeve
    De grote zoektocht
    Peckmans 2002

    30. Keith Ward
    God, a guide for the perplexed
    Oneworld

    31.Mark Eyskens
    De oude man aan de zee
    Lannoo 2005

    32. Erik Borgman
    Metamorfosen
    Klement 2006

    33. John Pollinghorne
    Exploring Reality
    Yale 2005

    34. Lieve boeve
    God onderbreekt de geschiedenis
    Peckmans 2006

    35.Gerard Bodiféé
    God en het gesteente
    Davidfonds 2007

    36. didier Pollefeyt & E.de Boeck
    Niet los van God? Geloof en wetenschappen
    Acco 2007

    37. Taede A Smedes
    God en de menselijke maat
    Meimesa 2006

    38. H.Kuitert
    Zeker weten voor wie geen grond meer heeft onder zijn voeten
    Ten Have 1994

    39. Henk Vroom
    Plaatsbepaling
    Meinema 2008
    ia already published papers on the issues faith, church, modernity and Scriptures.

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