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Monthly Archives: September 2018

A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 23 September

A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 23 September

Many, at this time, celebrate Creation Season. This site is committed to the three year lectionary (RC) and its derivative, the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Rather than departing from that lectionary, resources will be provided here that can be used to have a particular focus. A creation reading of the lectionary for the Sunday between… Continue Reading

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Subdue the Earth and have Dominion

Subdue the Earth and have Dominion

God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ Gen 1:28 It’s Creation Season. And recently a biologist asked… Continue Reading

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Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

14 September is the Feast of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross Day. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, these are reflections preparing for Friday. The 67-70 AD war of Jews against Romans ended with the Romans winning and the temple destroyed. Jerusalem lay in ruins. Hadrian was born just after that, 76AD. He was the… Continue Reading

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Goodbye Common Prayer?

Goodbye Common Prayer?

Diocesan Synods are meeting, and they are voting against supporting the direction General Synod Te Hinota Whanuia (GSTHW) is going in liturgy. I was recently asked to write a chapter for a book on the future of the Prayer Book tradition (I will let you know when that book is out). In summary, that chapter… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 24

Resources for Ordinary Week 24

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in our hearts and in our actions] Pause Lord, [or God of compassion] direct our hearts by the action of your mercy, for without your help we cannot please you; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

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Six New Anglo-Catholic Points

Six New Anglo-Catholic Points

A recent conference called by the new Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, Steven Benford, focused on mission and ministry. It was called an Anglo-Catholic Hui. You can read about it here (link off this site). I was asked to give an address about spirituality. My talk covered some of the themes that regulars here are familiar… Continue Reading

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Prayer and Belief – It’s Complicated

Prayer and Belief – It’s Complicated

Lex orandi, lex credendi – the law of praying is the law of believing. Prayer shapes belief. Liturgy leads to theology. But we also know that the relationship works the other way around: beliefs affect the way we pray. Theology affects liturgy. Just this week (as just one example), I am watching a debate (yes… Continue Reading

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