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Resources for Ordinary Week 26

Resources for Ordinary Week 26

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may run to receive God’s gift of God’s divine life] Pause O God, [or God of heaven and earth] you declare your almighty power above all by showing mercy and compassion; grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, who are running to obtain your promises, may… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 24

Resources for Ordinary Week 24

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in our hearts and in our actions] Pause Lord, [or God of compassion] direct our hearts by the action of your mercy, for without your help we cannot please you; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,… Continue Reading

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Put On The Whole Armour Of God

Put On The Whole Armour Of God

Last Sunday, I preached on Ephesians 6:10-20 (yes, I know that RCL breaks Ephesians up slightly differently to the RC 3 Year Lectionary). I am obviously aware of debates around the letter’s authorship and destination, etc. I do not think, for this reflection, imaging it written by St Paul in prison in Rome around 62AD… Continue Reading

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Grumbling Jews in John 6 Part 2

Grumbling Jews in John 6 Part 2

This is Part 2 of looking at the “grumbling Jews” in John 6. Please read Part 1, where I argue that “Jews” is a mistranslation. Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ John 6:41 Ἐγόγγυζον οὖν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι περὶ αὐτοῦ ὅτι εἶπεν… Continue Reading

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Grumbling Jews in John 6 Part 1

Grumbling Jews in John 6 Part 1

Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, ‘I am the bread that came down from heaven.’ John 6:41 Ἐγόγγυζον οὖν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι περὶ αὐτοῦ ὅτι εἶπεν Ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ἄρτος ὁ καταβὰς ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ Ἰουδαῖοι is (mis)translated here and elsewhere as “Jews”. The better translation, with possibly some exceptions, is… 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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Saint James the Great

Saint James the Great

Today is the Feast Day of Saint James the Great. Here is the reading of his martyrdom (Acts 11:27-12:3): At that time prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine over all the world; and this took… Continue Reading

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