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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Do We Really Believe What We Say We Believe?

Do We Really Believe What We Say We Believe?

Many Anglicans say they believe things, but they don’t. They believe the opposite of what they say. Anglicans in positions of responsibility (eg. bishops, others ordained,…) even sign that they believe stuff that they don’t. I will illustrate. Let’s just start on any random day in, say, 1970. The doctrine of NZ Anglicanism (at that… Continue Reading

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Resources for 29th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 29th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God may continue to guide and gather us] pause Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 22

Matthew in Slow Motion 22

When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the… Continue Reading

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Holiday Thoughts

Holiday Thoughts

I’ve been away having some vacation time on both main islands of NZ, visiting cities, towns, villages, and rural areas. Such time travelling, as usual, gives me a different perspective – and extra time for reflection. I noticed… Never once did I publicly see a single person wearing a clerical collar or anyone in a… Continue Reading

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Flying Bishops Down Under?

Flying Bishops Down Under?

In NZ Anglicanism, the interim report from the Motion 29 Working Group (M29WG) suggests a structure within our Church which would “safeguard both theological convictions concerning the blessing of same gender relationships”. I am working towards possibly responding to that interim report – as the report requests people to do. And so this post is… Continue Reading

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Resources for 28th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 28th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may know God’s love and grace before, in, and after anything we do] Pause Lord, [or Lifegiving God] we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the… Continue Reading

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Praying Using Technology?

Praying Using Technology?

Cardinal Robert Sarah (Prefect of the Roman Catholic Congregation for Divine Worship) and I often see things differently. At a recent conference in Rome, celebrating 10 years since Pope Benedict XVI’s loosened restrictions on celebrating Mass in the pre-Vatican II form, Cardinal Sarah attacked using mobile phones and tablets to pray Daily Prayer: Perhaps it… Continue Reading

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