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Donald Trump Teaches Preaching

Donald Trump

We, who preach, can learn from great public speakers. I regularly watch clips of Barack Obama – he, I think, is a great public speaker. He clearly draws on the great African-American preaching tradition. A friend recently sent me an article on What can Donald Trump teach us about preaching? Analysis of the way Donald… Continue Reading

Yet Another Prayer in Common

Praying Together

I have discovered yet another prayer that is shared across denominations. This coming Sunday, Trinity Sunday, replaces the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Next week is the 8th Week in Ordinary Time. For that week Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and others use an ancient prayer which I have rendered as: Let us pray (in silence) [that… Continue Reading

Trinity Sunday


Let us pray (in silence) [to God the source of all being, through the eternal Word, in the power of the Holy Spirit] pause Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power… Continue Reading

Pope Considers Ordaining Women

St Olympias

Earlier this year I wrote about the Pope washing the feet of women possibly signalling an openness to rethinking ordination of males-only in Roman Catholicism: Pope Takes One Small Step Towards Women Priests? Now: Pope Francis has announced he will create a commission to study the possibility of allowing women to serve as deacons in… Continue Reading

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