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When the Church of England in their General Synod passed that women could be ordained bishops , Kiwi priest Brian Dawson tweeted, “Welcome to the 20th century Church of England.” It was funny. I retweeted it. But people could watch that Church of England debate and the vote live. Meanwhile, however, our Kiwi Anglican ChurchContinue Reading

Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book

Saint Augustince's Prayer Book

Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book Newly Revised Edition Prepared by Forward Movement on behalf of The Order of the Holy Cross Format: Leatherbound Pages: 492 Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book [Kindle Edition] Editor: Rev. David Cobb Liturgical Editor: Derek Olsen Here is a devotional treasury I highly recommend. Small enough to carry with you in your jacket,Continue Reading

Websites of Note


Thank you to those who point us to useful websites. Here are a few: Bible Odyssey Bible Odyssey is a rich website to explore the Bible produced by Society of Biblical Literature Founded in 1880, the Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the BibleContinue Reading

Sin Or Syndrome?


I recently read an article about narcissism. It talked about a new book published about this “disorder”. Apparently Symptoms of this disorder, as defined by the DSM-IV-TR, include: Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others Envies others and believes others envy him/herContinue Reading

What IS NZ Prayer Book?

New Zealand Prayer Book

We are celebrating a quarter century of A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa. But what exactly are we celebrating?! Naively, perhaps, I previously would have responded that we are celebrating a particular bound book first published in 1989. After that, there is a 1997, a 2002, and a 2005 edition. But…Continue Reading

Videos Of Note

Videos Of Note

And if you did not work out who was who: A Viewer’s Guide A challenge for New Zealand where one of the three official languages is New Zealand Sign Language:

Obsession With Rules 3


I’ve been writing about the place of agreements (“rules”) in our common prayer. This is the third post in that series, and if you haven’t read the previous two, I suggest you read here and here first. Whose is the liturgy, our common prayer? To whom does it belong? It does not belong to theContinue Reading

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