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#illridewithyou

I'll ride with you

I was choked up and tearful as the Sydney hostage crisis unfolded. I discovered the hashtag #illridewithyou Rachael Jacobs, riding on a train, noticed a Muslim woman quietly take off her head covering. She posted: “I ran after her at the train station. I said ‘put it back on. I’ll walk with u.” Another woman,…Continue Reading

Rethinking Mission & Ministry in an Internet Age

Digital Jesus

Should we abandon websites and blogs? I recently put an image with one of my blog posts on the Liturgy facebook page. It received 187,000 views. Furthermore, when I put a link to a blog post on the Liturgy facebook page it can receive twice, thrice, or more times the views than the actual blog…Continue Reading

Advent 4 Collect

The Annunciation

Let us pray (in silence) [that the message of God coming to save us may transform our lives] Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord,      [or Pour forth, we beseech you, O God,] your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the…Continue Reading

Videos of Note

Videos of Note

In this video, some might get stuck on the language, but the essence is important – many Christians do not move beyond a “be saved by accepting Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour” position: Based on an ancient story about hunger and sharing, this animated video is part of Caritas’ “One Human Family, Food…Continue Reading

Ways Churches Drive Away First-timers

Unwelcome

A regular here sent me a link to a list of Ten Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests. Here they are: Having a stand up and greet one another time in the worship service. Unfriendly church members. (church members faking it) Unsafe and unclean children’s area. No place to get information. Bad church website. Poor…Continue Reading

History NZ Daily Prayer

Orders of Service 1974

It is fifty years this year since NZ’s General Synod set in motion revision of the Prayer Book. The first service it authorised was the 1966 Order of Holy Communion. You can read my history of The Anglican Eucharist in New Zealand 1814-1989. The initial idea was that the 1966 ante-communion (the Liturgy of the…Continue Reading

Thomas Merton

Thomas Merton

Today is the feast of Thomas Merton who died 46 years ago. Next year, 31 January, it is 100 years since his birth. He is one of the most-influential spiritual writers of recent times. He was born in Prades, France, of a Kiwi father and American mother. His dad went to the school where I…Continue Reading



Rev. Bosco Peters

Welcome to this ecumenical website of resources and reflections on liturgy, spirituality, and worship for individuals and communities. It is run by Rev. Bosco Peters.

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