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What is a Cathedral?

What is a Cathedral?

NB. I WILL BE VERY RESTRICTING OF COMMENTS HERE (see below). In this brief video, I try and present the essence of a cathedral. This video of me is one of seven expert video presentations for the Christchurch diocesan synod as it considers what to do about the earthquake-damaged cathedral at the heart of Christchurch.… Continue Reading

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Jesus!Gluten and Alcohol-Free Christ

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Jesus!

Gluten and Alcohol-Free Christ

Someone once said to me, “I have no problem believing that it’s Jesus, it’s believing that it’s bread that I find difficult!” Another time I heard someone explaining, “it’s not supposed to be bread, it’s just supposed to symbolise bread.” In the early church, Christians used the same baking techniques and same ovens for both… Continue Reading

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Rubrics and Grammar 4

Rubrics and Grammar 4

Someone recently told me about “different approaches to law”. I asked him to write it down, this is what he wrote: Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Association, said there were different cultural approaches to laws: The British Approach, where everything is permitted unless it is prohibited. The German Approach, where everything… Continue Reading

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Christian Contemplation Curriculum

Christian Contemplation Curriculum

I hope that the way we mostly relate to each other on this site, the way that there is mostly more light than heat, the way that we try to respect each other when things are contentious is founded on the contemplative being more important than the controversial. I am, hence, delighted to promote a… Continue Reading

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Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 17th Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may put God at the heart of our lives] Pause O God, [or Living God] the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; enfold us in your gracious care and mercy, that with you to govern and to guide us… Continue Reading

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House Church

House Church

From time to time, I have put up articles about church buildings or even whole monasteries that have been turned into dwellings (see here, here, and here). I have even stayed in one of these. Here are some photos of one recently in the news. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in… Continue Reading

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