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Author Archives: Bosco Peters

Websites of Note

Websites of Note

Do look back through previous Websites of Note on this site. Preachers Institute “The World’s Premier Online Orthodox Christian Homiletics Resource” It’s time we learnt to breathe with both lungs. Preachers Institute Fr. John A. Peck, a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, founder of the Preachers Institute site is also founder of Good… Continue Reading

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Woman Donates Eggs to her Mother

Woman Donates Eggs to her Mother

In New Zealand it was recently announced that a childless woman is donating her eggs to her mother and stepfather so they can create a baby that will be raised as her sister. This is legal and accepted by the overseeing ethics committee. Whether the banked sperm of a teenager who died 11 years ago… Continue Reading

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Baptist Loophole for Same-Sex Couples

Baptist Loophole for Same-Sex Couples

Update: Bishop Kelvin Wright, Bishop of Dunedin (NZ), has responded to this post on his excellent website. After reading my post, do go and read his here. Motion 30 in NZ Anglicanism, that we can currently liturgically recognise committed same-gender couples, and that set up a working group towards formally blessing such couples, four months… Continue Reading

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Your Kingdom Come

Your Kingdom Come

Your kingdom come. John the Baptist can be a bit of an embarrassment for Christians because if we look honestly at the documents it’s pretty clear that initially Jesus was a follower of John the Baptist. In Matthew Chapter 3 it says: In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming,… Continue Reading

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4 Dimensions of Priestly Formation

4 Dimensions of Priestly Formation

Several Anglican seminaries have struggled with issues recently. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s opening remarks to the session of Executive Council are worth reflecting on: As old models become unsustainable in some contexts, dioceses are finding new ways to form leaders – like the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry in Topeka that serves students from… Continue Reading

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