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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Divorcees & Committed Same-Sex Couples part 2

Divorcees & Committed Same-Sex Couples part 2

You really need to read Part 1 of this series. Following the pattern of that Part 1, we can look at the variety of interpretations of how the Bible addresses the question of committed same-sex couples. Many would say that the concept of committed same-sex couples, in its current experience, is not addressed by the… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 5

Resources for Ordinary 5

Let us pray (in silence) [that our hope in God may influence us daily] Pause Keep the household of your church, O God, [or Keep the whānau of…] safe in your tender compassion, so that we who entrust ourselves totally to your heavenly grace may always be defended by your protection; through Jesus Christ who… Continue Reading

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Lex Photographi, Lex Orandi

Lex Photographi, Lex Orandi

Photography composition rules drive worship practice For an ordination to the priesthood, our NZ Prayer Book instructs assisting priests to, with the bishop, lay hands on the candidate. Instead of this, at least three Anglican bishops in New Zealand have the assisting priests lay hands on the bishop instead. The only explanation I have heard… Continue Reading

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How Worship is Like Busking

How Worship is Like Busking

It’s throwback-Thursday because in my city is the 25th year of the World Buskers Festival. Busking provides helpful reflection for worship – especially for worship leaders. Last year, I reflected on busking becoming more “established”. If that interests you, look back to that post. I recently attended a stage musical, and also a Shakespeare play… Continue Reading

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Rambling

Rambling

On his website, Bishop Kelvin Wright described being with his daughter for Christmas in a township with “playgrounds everywhere and four new primary schools, each with a roll of over 700 children, and an impressive new high school has just finished its first year.” In trying to see where they would go to church for… Continue Reading

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Divorcees & Committed Same-Sex Couples part 1

Divorcees & Committed Same-Sex Couples part 1

Yesterday, The Final Report of the Motion 29 Working Group (on blessing Committed Same-Sex Couples in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia) was published. The PDF downloads by clicking here. There is an article about it here. And the Ven. Dr Peter Carrell begins his series discussing it here. This will be… Continue Reading

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Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity

Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity

In 2013, this Liturgy website announced the Week of Prayer for Christian Diversity. This year, let’s have it running from 18 January up to and including 25 January. An Octave of prayer. This week acknowledges and is honest about our diversity. In the Northern Hemisphere, Christians are having a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.… Continue Reading

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