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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Resources for Lent

Resources for Lent

Lent is a fortnight away. Here are some resources to help your planning. You are encouraged to use material from this site. Especially in reproducing material, please note the Terms of Use at the bottom of each page. Ash Wednesday Collect Let us pray (in silence) [for grace to keep Lent faithfully.] pause Almighty and… Continue Reading

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Hidden Figures on Valentine’s Day

Hidden Figures on Valentine’s Day

I recently went to the film, Hidden Figures (I recommend it). It is a film set in the 1960s, at a time in USA when segregation between men and women and between white and coloured was still practiced. One of my realisations was that this was all so recent – during the formative time of… Continue Reading

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Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms

The Psalms form a sort of alphabet or primary vocabulary of our spiritual life. In them, we can find emotions from joy, through gratitude, to doubt, and despair. We can see them expressing different aspects of our spiritual journey. And we can use them to express our relationship with God. The Psalms are prayed daily… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 3

Matthew in Slow Motion 3

and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram (Matthew 1:3) As this year the Sunday Gospel readings’ focus is on St Matthew’s Gospel, I thought I’d start some of my personal study and Lectio Divina with that Gospel. [NB. I am… Continue Reading

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Lessons From Airbnb

Lessons From Airbnb

On my recent holiday, it was the first time, really, that I had a look at Airbnb. Two things struck me: Its ease of use Its standardisation If you don’t know the site, you can put in dates, places, and options that you are looking for and end up staying anywhere from a room in… Continue Reading

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Jesus and Divorce

Jesus and Divorce

Inevitably, I’m expecting people to misunderstand the following post. And, sadly, some might even do so intentionally. I’m, in this post, not primarily presenting my own pastoral position in relation to divorce and remarriage in our contemporary context. I want to, in this post, present fairly an exegesis of New Testament texts which interpret Jesus… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 2

Matthew in Slow Motion 2

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers (Matthew 1:2) Ἀβραὰμ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰσαάκ, Ἰσαὰκ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰακώβ, Ἰακὼβ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰούδαν καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ As this year the Sunday Gospel readings’ focus is on St Matthew’s Gospel, I… Continue Reading

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