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Worst Nativity Sets

Worst Nativity Sets

H/T and far more examples Mark Oestreicher and Catholic Supply where “The Kneeling Santa figure is a subtle reminder to children that Santa is not the main focus of Christmas.” (sic.) Do share images that you have or know of, either in the comments below, or on the Liturgy facebook Page. [See also here] This… Continue Reading

Disagreeing with the Bible 5

Disagreeing with the Bible 5

Actually, this post wasn’t part of my planned series – it is reflecting about on-and-off-site discussions. In some way, this post could be titled Disagreeing with “disagreeing with the Bible”. If you want to catch up on what’s been covered so far, read the posts and the comments: Read Disagreeing With The Bible Part 1… Continue Reading

Resources for Advent 3

Resources for Advent 3

Let us pray (in silence) [that God’s coming casts light into our hearts] Incline your ear, O Lord,                [or Incline your ear, O God,] to our pleading, and by the grace of your coming to us enlighten the darkness of our hearts, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour, who… Continue Reading

Thomas Merton Semicentennial Anniversary

Thomas Merton Semicentennial Anniversary

On Monday, it is 50 years since Thomas Merton’s death. There will be many events internationally. In Christchurch, people will meet at 6pm, starting at the Waimairi Cemetery, 195 Grahams Road, Burnside, where members of the Merton Family are buried [Read more here and here]. There’s plenty on this website about Thomas Merton. I have… Continue Reading

Why have Common Worship?

Why have Common Worship?

Liturgy is shared prayer, common worship. The question immediately arrises: “Why?” Why have common worship? Obviously, if you are praying alone – you can do whatever you want. When you start praying together with another person, or as a group – well, that’s quite a different ball game. Suddenly you meet innumerable decisions: When shall… Continue Reading

Lilith – Adam’s First Wife – Evolution – and Divorce

Lilith – Adam’s First Wife – Evolution – and Divorce

Many newspapers recently reported, “All humans are descended from just two people, scientists claim“. And the “Genesis thought of it first”, “the Bible is right” comments followed quickly, as predictably as evening follows morning. But wait, there’s more! Firstly (surprise!), the science is more complicated than the headline would have us understand. And, it’s not… Continue Reading




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