The Double Agony

At a staff team day away yesterday, we mused over what Newman meant by this verse in the classic “Praise to the Holiest in the Height”

O generous love! that he who smote in Man for man the foe, the double agony in Man for man should undergo.

What is the “double agony”? Is it

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Martin Parsons on Clause 58/61

Some interesting stuff from ConservativeHome:

The government is seeking to abolish this ‘Free Speech’ clause for purely ideological reasons. In fact, the 2008 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act has not even technically become law yet. During Tuesday’s Commons debate, the government argued that the ‘Free Speech’ clause would no longer be necessary as the Attorney . . . → Read More: Martin Parsons on Clause 58/61

Clause 58 is now Clause 61

But the issues remain.

The Coroners and Justice Bill returned to the floor of the Commons this week and the debate over the removal of the free speech clause in the Criminal Justice Act continued. The discussion on Tuesday afternoon (the 24th) was on a new clause 11 which would clarify the legal position. The . . . → Read More: Clause 58 is now Clause 61

Sexuality, Therapy and the UK

I’m sure most of you have already seen the paper launched on Thursday examining the use of reparative techniques for homosexuality in the United Kingdom. Here’s the BBC report:

A significant minority of mental health professionals had agreed to help at least one patient “reduce” their gay or lesbian feelings when asked to do so.

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When God doesn’t heal

A great piece by Brian Pengelly as I come back from a few days away.

Recently I was asked to speak to a gathering of youth. The group was made up of youth from a variety of churches and denominations, and after I shared my story a number of youth and pastors came to talk . . . → Read More: When God doesn’t heal

Burn Baby Burn

Cunningly, behind the scene, I have hooked up the RSS feed here with Feedburner. None of you need to change the RSS feed for this blog, but now I’ll be able to find out lots of interesting facts about who reads this site every day without ever actually coming to the front page. Sneaky…

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