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Matthew in Slow Motion 18

Matthew in Slow Motion 18

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ When they… Continue Reading

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Lord, teach me to be generous.

Lord, teach me to be generous.

Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will.… Continue Reading

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What is a Cathedral?

What is a Cathedral?

NB. I WILL BE VERY RESTRICTING OF COMMENTS HERE (see below). In this brief video, I try and present the essence of a cathedral. This video of me is one of seven expert video presentations for the Christchurch diocesan synod as it considers what to do about the earthquake-damaged cathedral at the heart of Christchurch.… Continue Reading

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Martyn Percy – An Inclusive Church

Martyn Percy – An Inclusive Church

The Very Rev’d Professor Martyn Percy will speak on “What it means to be an inclusive Church” this Thursday (10 August 2017) at 7:30 pm at Christ’s College. All are very welcome. The 45th Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and one of the world’s leading academics, is presenting for the Centre for Ethics and Spirituality… Continue Reading

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Jesus!Gluten and Alcohol-Free Christ

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Jesus!

Gluten and Alcohol-Free Christ

Someone once said to me, “I have no problem believing that it’s Jesus, it’s believing that it’s bread that I find difficult!” Another time I heard someone explaining, “it’s not supposed to be bread, it’s just supposed to symbolise bread.” In the early church, Christians used the same baking techniques and same ovens for both… Continue Reading

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Anglican Growth and Decline

Anglican Growth and Decline

A lot of people online have been discussing the recent study Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion: 1980 to the Present (Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology). There have been discussions of Church of England dioceses. And the Facing of the Episcopal Church Decline. In some sense, then, this post is a contribution to that ongoing discussion,… Continue Reading

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