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Author Archives: Bosco Peters

Websites of Note

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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 Guys Wear Black, a site for prospective priests and deacons.

Bold Cup of Coffee

Bold Cup of Coffee is a “website and community that is all about healthy and helpful dialogue in a world full of conflict and disagreement.” That – anyone who knows me – is very much my approach.

The Cloud of Unknowing

The Cloud of Unknowing: A Study Guide for Contemplatives has just been recommended to me.
As far as I can see, I will need to go from the oldest date on the Blog Archive down the side.

Lectionary

At the Edge of the Enclosure provides a contemplative entry into the Sunday lectionary (it is TEC based – so Proper 13 = Ordinary 18)
Provoking the Gospel is a site I’ve pointed to recently.

If a site is to be useful in preparing towards the coming Sunday, it needs to have next Sunday’s material up by now.

Modern Literal Version

The Modern Literal Version is an Open Source translation of the Bible (same idea as Open Source software). It doesn’t look like the replacement for my current practice, but the idea is one whose time has come.

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The Sign of the Cross

The Sign of the Cross

Sign of the crossThe letters interpretation by Father Matthew is unfamiliar to me. I’m much more used to the thumb, index, and middle finger together being a sign of the Trinity, and the remaining two fingers, together touching the palm, being a sign of the human and divine natures of Christ.

Believe it or not, “The enforcement of the three-finger sign was one of the reasons for the schism with the Old Believers whose congregations continue to use the two-finger sign of the cross.”

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More here and here on the Sign of the Cross. [And, yes, there is further reading off this site]

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Woman Donates Eggs to her Mother

Medical Ethics

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

blessing 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

Jesus Emmaus

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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