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Rethinking Inclusive Language

Rethinking Inclusive Language

The launching of the HeForShe movement is a good time to rethink inclusive and expansive language, and other gender-discriminatory issues, in liturgy. HeForShe aims to enlist men and boys in a campaign for gender equality. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other…

The Church Of Me

Me Myself I

Rev. Matthew Marino claims a lot of “worship” today is characterized by: 1. Individualism: Me and my experience 2. Narcissism: Me and my desires 3. Power: Me and my potential And, 4. Entertainment: Me as spectator vs participant (1 Cor 14:26) A lot of what is sung has Jesus-my-boyfriend lyrics. How often does the pronoun…

Learning from General Theological Seminary

General Theological Seminary

If I write anything specific about the mess at General Theological Seminary (GTS) I am bound to be wrong about something – probably about most things. General Theological Seminary “is a seminary of the Episcopal Church in the United States located …in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Founded in 1817, GTS is the…

Marriage Lite?

Synod of Bishops

Many will be praying for and following the third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops meeting in the Vatican at the moment (5 to 19 October) on the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. This is in preparation for the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod…

Lunchbox Spirituality


I have recently been to see the movie, The Lunchbox. I highly recommend it. I will not spoil the story, but it involves the (incredibly rare!) mix-up in delivering lunch in Mumbai. About half a million lunches are moved around Mumbai daily in a complex network by ‘Dabbawala’ (one who carries the box) using bicycles…

Singing At Worship

congregational singing

Singing in worship is one of the most important dimensions of liturgy. Singing is attractive, prays twice, gives worship vitality, forms community, reinforces memory… Let’s put to one side for another day the good statement that we don’t sing at the liturgy, the liturgy is sung, and focus on the concrete decisions we have to…

Let US Make


Genesis 1:26-27 reads: Then God said, ‘Let US make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps…

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