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Resources for 10th Ordinary Sunday

Widow of Nain's son

Let us pray (in silence) [that we grow into Christ’s new life] pause O God, from whom all good things come, grant that, by your inspiration, we may discern what is right, and by your merciful guiding may do it; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. I am once again delighted to ...

Giving Holy Communion to Infants

Infant Communion

Recent discussion about confirmation (and here and check the search box for more) has highlighted that many people are not aware of the majority historical practice of a united Christian initiation: baptism-christmation/confirmation-communion. Receiving communion, then, is clearly the repeatable part of Christian initiation. Current practices separating baptism; confirmation; communion – or – baptism; communion; confirmation… Continue Reading

Let’s Stop Using This Word (2): God

God by Monty Python

Recently, in a discussion, someone accused me of “believing in ghosts.” I asked what they meant by “ghosts,” and the response was: “invisible white floating things.” I must say, as someone with a science degree, I do struggle how something that is an “invisible” thing can be said to be “white” thing. At heart, though,… Continue Reading

General Synod 2016 & Liturgy (part 2)

New Zealand Prayer Book

Once again I declare: If you are not interested in the (possibly-esoteric) internal workings of Anglicanism in these islands in the South Pacific, come back here tomorrow, and read about something of more general interest in tomorrow’s post… I have received, in comments and offsite, requests for updates on the recent meeting of General Synod… Continue Reading

Collects of the Roman Missals

Collects of the Roman Missals: A Comparative Study of the Sundays in Proper Seasons before and after the Second Vatican Council (T&T Clark Studies in Fundamental Liturgy) by Lauren Pristas Any time spent on this website reveals my passion for the collect tradition and rendering that great tradition appropriate for our contemporary context. Over several… Continue Reading

Resources for 9th Ordinary Sunday

Galaxy M74

Let us pray (in silence) [that we hold fast to the conviction that God’s purpose cannot be defeated] Pause O God, your providence is unfailing, remove from our path, we humbly pray, whatever is harmful and grant us those things that work for our good; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who is alive with you,… Continue Reading

Donald Trump Teaches Preaching

Donald Trump

We, who preach, can learn from great public speakers. I regularly watch clips of Barack Obama – he, I think, is a great public speaker. He clearly draws on the great African-American preaching tradition. A friend recently sent me an article on What can Donald Trump teach us about preaching? Analysis of the way Donald… Continue Reading

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