School Chaplains

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djmg
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Re: School Chaplains

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For anyone who may be interested, I am in regular touch with Rev John Robson Chaplain 1962-1983 and have been since I left CH in 1971. He is now 88, living in quality sheltered accommodation in central London. His mobility is not what it was, but he can still preach a mean sermon. He is often contacted by Old Blues, and remembers many.
keibat
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Re: School Chaplains

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Apologies, Rockfreak, only just seen this. Fair question, but I'm unable to give a reliable answer. I suspect, but could be drastically wrong, that Pullin was probably more liberal about the New Testament than he will have felt able to reveal. It was his teaching that the OT was not to be taken literally that has remained with me. (I have had several dealings in recent years with individuals for whom the entire OT is literal, accurate historical truth. I find it depressing.) (I might add, in case it's thought relevant and hasn't filtered through from my other posts, that I am a licensed Reader in the Church of England and hold a Bachelor of Divinity degree from London, taken by distance learning after my retirement.)
sejintenej
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Re: School Chaplains

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keibat wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:25 am Apologies, Rockfreak, only just seen this. Fair question, but I'm unable to give a reliable answer. I suspect, but could be drastically wrong, that Pullin was probably more liberal about the New Testament than he will have felt able to reveal. It was his teaching that the OT was not to be taken literally that has remained with me. (I have had several dealings in recent years with individuals for whom the entire OT is literal, accurate historical truth. I find it depressing.) (I might add, in case it's thought relevant and hasn't filtered through from my other posts, that I am a licensed Reader in the Church of England and hold a Bachelor of Divinity degree from London, taken by distance learning after my retirement.)
Keith. I think the Chain let out more of his thinking than you seem to think. Jonah and the Whale is but one example. I remember his talking about the language of the time in that it was illustrative and because of how it was constructed it is not be taken literally. In this scientific age how can one believe that the earth was formed 6000 years ago (or was it 6000BC - neither fits). The creation of earth in 6 days plus a rest day - literally true? There is no mention of God planting 10000 year already aged troglydates (sp) or did I miss something. People on Mesopotamia were writing 10000 years ago (ca 2000BC) did Adam speak it?
Sorry but I am with you in considering the OT not literally true.
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