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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Praying The Bible (Part 2)

Praying The Bible (Part 2)

Last week, I blogged about one way to pray the Bible: the Daily Office – the using of the inspired Word of God, especially the Psalms and Canticles, as words for prayer. This has a strong element of keep moving along… This week complements the Daily Office by a go-slow way of praying the Bible:… Continue Reading

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World Buskers Festival: Bread & Circus

World Buskers Festival: Bread & Circus

It’s throwback-Thursday because in my city is the 26th year of the World Buskers Festival, now titled Bread & Circus. Busking provides helpful reflection for worship – especially for worship leaders. I have reflected on busking becoming more “established”. If that interests you, look back to that post. Last night, I attended the amazing production… Continue Reading

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It’s Ordinary Time

It’s Ordinary Time

Sometimes you can patch together one great thing and another wonderful thing and make of the patched thing something appealing that works. At other times, when you patch two things together, you end up with a dog’s breakfast. When it comes to the calendar and lectionary for January and February, NZ Anglicanism has done the… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 2

Resources for Ordinary Week 2

Let us pray (in silence) [that God direct our lives in the way of peace] Pause Almighty and everliving God, [or God of revelation] you govern all things in heaven and earth; mercifully hear the prayers of your people, and guide the course of our days in your peace, through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who… Continue Reading

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Praying The Bible (Part 1)

Praying The Bible (Part 1)

It is still a good time to make (and keep) a resolution. There are two ways that spring to my mind to pray the Bible, to use the Bible as prayer, to use the Word of God to relate to God: the first is the Daily Office. The Daily Office is the praying of the… Continue Reading

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Read The Bible

Read The Bible

It is still a good time to make (and keep) a resolution. A twitter discussion recently about strategies for reading through the scriptures, routines involved when reading, and particular structures to reading, led me back to an approach I promoted 8 years ago. My own focus is through the Daily Eucharistic Readings (also available through… Continue Reading

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Looking Back Looking Forward

Looking Back Looking Forward

Thanks for your support and encouragement during 2018. Let’s have a fruitful and blessed year together in 2019. Looking back to 2018: about half of people look at this site on a desktop and half use a mobile or tablet. There were about 224,000 people who visited – many, of course, repeatedly. Nearly half are… Continue Reading

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