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Holy Cross Day

Holy Cross Day

14 September is the Feast of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross Day. In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, these are reflections preparing for Friday. The 67-70 AD war of Jews against Romans ended with the Romans winning and the temple destroyed. Jerusalem lay in ruins. Hadrian was born just after that, 76AD. He was the… Continue Reading

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Goodbye Common Prayer?

Goodbye Common Prayer?

Diocesan Synods are meeting, and they are voting against supporting the direction General Synod Te Hinota Whanuia (GSTHW) is going in liturgy. I was recently asked to write a chapter for a book on the future of the Prayer Book tradition (I will let you know when that book is out). In summary, that chapter… Continue Reading

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Six New Anglo-Catholic Points

Six New Anglo-Catholic Points

A recent conference called by the new Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, Steven Benford, focused on mission and ministry. It was called an Anglo-Catholic Hui. You can read about it here (link off this site). I was asked to give an address about spirituality. My talk covered some of the themes that regulars here are familiar… Continue Reading

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A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 9 September

A Creation Season Reading for Sunday 9 September

In the month of September, and concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4, many people focus on creation. A great starting resource for Christians and people of goodwill is the encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’. For Christians, creation is not merely an academic discussion about evolution or not – it is… Continue Reading

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The Alternative Eucharist’s Alternative

The Alternative Eucharist’s Alternative

New Zealand’s Anglican worship agreements are difficult to find – and when you find them there is disagreement about what we have agreed to. They are confused and confusing. In A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare there’s A Form for Ordering the Eucharist (pages 511-514). It is a list of things that should… Continue Reading

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Christchurch Bishop-elect Peter Carrell

Christchurch Bishop-elect Peter Carrell

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my friend, regular commenter here, member of the Board of the school where I serve, fellow blogger, Peter Carrell has been announced to become the Ninth Anglican Bishop of Christchurch. The Venerable Dr Peter Carrell (born 1959, deacon 1986, priest 1987) is Director of Theology House and Director… Continue Reading

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Science Versus Religion?

Science Versus Religion?

With yesterday’s editorial, Science vs Religion is back in the news: If you based your life around a belief system that includes an account of the world’s creation in one of its founding stories, does that mean you are confusing your beliefs with science? It is a timely question. Contrary to what radical celebrity atheists… Continue Reading

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