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Wed 18 Jan 2017 @ 12:44
In the Canterbury Dictionary of #Hymnology: hymns in languages other than English: https://t.co/HliTRHOwCR https://t.co/9HJM9eSBQy
Author(s): Ian Adams
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The poet, artist and priest Ian Adams offers a series of meditations with photographic images that draw on the Gospel accounts of the 40-day testing and temptation of Jesus in the wilderness.
It sees those temptations as taunts meant to throw Jesus off balance, and explores the taunts that assault us when we are confronted by the darkness in external events and by the shadows within ourselves -the critical inner voice that tells us we are alone, trapped and powerless, or the self-interested voice that tempts us to think we are in control, it's all about us.
Striking, immediate and fresh, these meditations look beyond temptation as an urge to do something wrong and recognise the deeper questions that are being asked of us about life, love and faith. Ian writes that in the desert, 'wild beasts may come, but angels may come too' and each reflection concludes with a prayer phrase that enables us to turn a taunt into a life-giving truth, enabling us to better understand who we are to step with imagination and generosity into whatever is being called of us.
IAN ADAMS is an Anglican priest, an Associate Minister with Fresh Expressions, a missioner with the Church Mission Society and founder of mayBe, a new monastic community in Oxford. A popular Greenbelt speaker, he is the creator of Morning Bell, a daily call to prayer sent by e-mail, text and twitter. He lives in South Devon.