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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Put On The Whole Armour Of God

Put On The Whole Armour Of God

Last Sunday, I preached on Ephesians 6:10-20 (yes, I know that RCL breaks Ephesians up slightly differently to the RC 3 Year Lectionary). I am obviously aware of debates around the letter’s authorship and destination, etc. I do not think, for this reflection, imaging it written by St Paul in prison in Rome around 62AD… Continue Reading

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The Alternative Eucharist’s Alternative

The Alternative Eucharist’s Alternative

New Zealand’s Anglican worship agreements are difficult to find – and when you find them there is disagreement about what we have agreed to. They are confused and confusing. In A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare there’s A Form for Ordering the Eucharist (pages 511-514). It is a list of things that should… Continue Reading

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Creation Season 2018

Creation Season 2018

In the month of September, and concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4, many people focus on creation. A great starting resource for Christians and people of goodwill is the encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’. For Christians, creation is not merely an academic discussion about evolution or not – it is… Continue Reading

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Christchurch Bishop-elect Peter Carrell

Christchurch Bishop-elect Peter Carrell

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my friend, regular commenter here, member of the Board of the school where I serve, fellow blogger, Peter Carrell has been announced to become the Ninth Anglican Bishop of Christchurch. The Venerable Dr Peter Carrell (born 1959, deacon 1986, priest 1987) is Director of Theology House and Director… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 22

Resources for Ordinary Week 22

Let us pray (in silence) [that what is good within us may flourish] Pause God of power and might, [or Faithful God] source of all good, graft in our hearts the love of your name, and bind us more closely to you so that you nourish the goodness you sow in us and, by your… Continue Reading

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Nelson Diocese Impairs Fellowship

Nelson Diocese Impairs Fellowship

Two weeks ago, “The Nelson Anglican Diocese publically declare[d] itself to be in impaired fellowship with the province of the ACANZP”. Now the Standing Committee of the Nelson Diocese clarifies that motion: At its recent Synod the Diocese of Nelson voted overwhelmingly to remain in fellowship with the Anglican Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and… Continue Reading

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Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Almighty and everlasting God, who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach your Word: Grant that your Church may love what he believed and preach what he taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. (BCP… Continue Reading

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