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Finding The Forgotten God

Finding the Forgotten God

Finding the Forgotten God – Credible Faith for a Secular Age by Ron Hay Paperback 238 pages Publisher: DayStar Books On Sunday, Ron Hay launched this book on apologetics that he has been working on for some years now. I have known Ron for many years; we overlapped at our time at St John’s College,…Continue Reading

A Bishop is not a Priest

nesting clergy dolls

In a recent blog post of his, Bishop Jim White quotes the rubric in the service to ordain a bishop in The Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer (page 511): The bishop-elect is vested in a rochet or alb, without stole, tippet, or other vesture distinctive of ecclesiastical or academic rank or order. I cannot…Continue Reading

The Inclusive Bible

The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation This translation has had a couple of mentions here recently in comments, enough to pique my interest and purchase it. First the plusses. A lot of the translations in the NRSV that I wish had been done better have been dealt with quite well in this translation. For…Continue Reading

Our Father (part 2)

The whole church

As part of reflecting on the Lord’s Prayer, and on the word “Our” that begins it, here is the reflection on this in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: III. “Our” Father 2786 “Our” Father refers to God. the adjective, as used by us, does not express possession, but an entirely new relationship with God.…Continue Reading

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thomas Merton and Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet, and peace activist, living in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France, last week experienced a severe brain haemorrhage and was brought to hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition. A litany for peace of his is…Continue Reading

Te Harinui

Samuel Marsden

On Christmas Day this year we celebrate the bicentennial of the first Christian service in Aotearoa New Zealand. I have written about this here: Samuel Marsden Christmas Day 1814. And quoted from Samuel Marsden’s journal. I was asked to write a proper preface for the celebration, and have done so here: Marsden Ruatara Proper Preface.…Continue Reading

Our Father


Saint Ignatius Loyola (ca. October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556) teaches a method of prayer in which one starts with the first word of the Lord’s Prayer, mulling over it, meditating on it, approaching it in the sense of lectio divina, resting in God’s presence with it, and then in time moving on to…Continue Reading

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