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What is Liturgy?

liturgy

Too often I get the impression that when people think of, hear, or use the word ‘liturgy’, what springs to mind are: lavish processions, a robed choir, incense, reciting texts together from a book (or a screen). So you end up with people saying, “Our church is not very liturgical.” Or, “We don’t use liturgy…

Amending the Baptism Rite – Now What?

hand in water

This blog post looks at the NZ baptism rite, and what General Synod wants to fix, and that the dioceses are not keen on its “solution” describes some of bigger problems with the rite gives my sketch for one way forward if a revision is being considered. You will find my first draft of a…

Websites of Note

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Here are some websites worth a look. You might have others that you would recommend that you can add in the comments below. Dear Pope Francis A fascinating format for a blog – Kevin writes a daily letter addressed to Pope Francis. Dear Pope Francis began in June 2013. Unfortunately there has been a hiatus…

Article 20 – Against the Grain?

Grain in wood

XX. OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE CHURCH THE Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith: And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God’s Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant…

Jesus Speaks Italian?

Pope Francis

Many people who travel notice different attitudes to the law – a Polish attitude to law, an English approach, a South American approach, a German approach, an Italian approach… Watch, in different countries, what people do if they are in a car and there’s a red light but no other car anywhere in sight… Similarly,…

Learning From A Digital Game

sharing a game

Recently someone enthused to me about a digital game (no, I’m not going to distract from the point of this story by naming the game). It costs a little. They said that they would give me the money back if I didn’t like it. Of course, I loved it. And soon was speaking to others…

Amending the Constitution – Now What?

St Stephens Chapel Auckland

My solution to unlawful material in NZ Anglicanism: rescind them, we don’t need them. It would be churlish to oppose Statute 711 of New Zealand Anglicanism’s General Synod Te Hinota Whanui (GSTHW) without providing for some thinking through of an alternative solution to the problem that it is trying to address. Statute 711 intends to…



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