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Candle Questions

Candle Questions

The questions in this post are not rhetorical. And, yes, for those who think that liturgy and the study of liturgy is akin to stamp collecting or cigar-band collecting, this post can be another piece of evidence about liturgy’s esoteric irrelevance. It doesn’t hurt to have the occasional lighter (see what I did there!) post… Continue Reading

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Submission on Blessing Same-Sex Couples

Submission on Blessing Same-Sex Couples

UPDATE 16 November 2017; 4:30pm In spite of the Working Group Interim report being crystal clear that We welcome comments …Comments can be forwarded …no later than 4:30pm, Friday 17 November 2017 … by email c/- the General secretary at gensecm@anglicanchurch.org.nz I received as a response from the General Secretary to my email with my… Continue Reading

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Agreeing on The Holy Spirit

Agreeing on The Holy Spirit

No sooner have we been having our own discussion on this site about the Filioque (“and the Son” – absent in the original Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed of 325/381 AD but added solely by the West to follow directly after, “The Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father…”) than theologians from the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox… Continue Reading

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Consecration?

Consecration?

I had a fascinating discussion recently with someone I deeply respect who kept pressing me to deeper clarification about what actually happens at baptism. What difference does it actually make? I have this conversation in mind with the news of the consecration of Auckland’s Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral. What actually happens when a church building… Continue Reading

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Sex Obsessed

Sex Obsessed

Theologians talk about the ‘marks’ of the Church. The ‘mark’ of the Anglican Church is… an obsessions with sex. Same-sex to be clear and precise. We have been debating this decade upon decade upon decade. The Very Revd Dr Jonathan Draper recently blogged about the obsession in a post Obsessed about sex?. Do read the… Continue Reading

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Do We Really Believe What We Say We Believe?

Do We Really Believe What We Say We Believe?

Many Anglicans say they believe things, but they don’t. They believe the opposite of what they say. Anglicans in positions of responsibility (eg. bishops, others ordained,…) even sign that they believe stuff that they don’t. I will illustrate. Let’s just start on any random day in, say, 1970. The doctrine of NZ Anglicanism (at that… Continue Reading

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Holiday Thoughts

Holiday Thoughts

I’ve been away having some vacation time on both main islands of NZ, visiting cities, towns, villages, and rural areas. Such time travelling, as usual, gives me a different perspective – and extra time for reflection. I noticed… Never once did I publicly see a single person wearing a clerical collar or anyone in a… Continue Reading

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