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Lord, it is night.

Tekapo Church

Lord, it is night. The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God. It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been done has not been done; let it be. The night is dark. Let our fears of the darkness ofContinue Reading

Christian Worship Is Earthy

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Principle 4: Christianity and Christian worship is earthy, not esoteric The fourth principle, above, comes from Celebrating the Eucharist by Patrick Malloy (The first principle is here, the second principle is here, the third principle is here). …The wonder of the incarnation is that the most earthly and earthy of realities are not only toleratedContinue Reading

What Denomination You Are

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Thank you all so much, those of you who participated in the denomination poll. Nearly six hundred of you shared the denomination you identified most with. The results, in round numbers, were: Anglican; Episcopalian; Old Catholic 65% Roman Catholic 12% Methodist; Presbyterian 8% Other: 12% of which the biggest group was Lutheran 5% Pentecostal; Evangelical:Continue Reading

Obsession With Rules 2

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As promised, this post continues the reflection on keeping faith with our agreements (and, if you haven’t read that post, it may benefit you to do so to get the frame for this one). The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP) is a community held together by voluntary compact. We do notContinue Reading

Videos Of Note

Videos Of Note

Sir Nicholas Winton organised a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939. After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winston’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete listContinue Reading

What Denomination Are You?

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Please, can you just take a moment to click on the poll below the denomination that you identify with. Thanks! There was an interesting conversation on this site earlier this week about how widespread this site is. On the image above you can get some idea of where people live who are part of theContinue Reading

500 Years Since St Bruno’s Canonisation

Saint Bruno

The Religious Order that Saint Bruno founded, the Carthusians, have a saying, “Non sanctos patefacere sed multos sanctos facere.” “To make saints, not to publicize them.” It is appropriate, then, that Saint Bruno himself was never formally canonised. But the cardinal protector of the Carthusian order, in a deed dated July 19, 1514, gave theContinue Reading


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