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The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher I have possibly come late to The Benedict Option conversation. I am not sure that I’ve been missing as much as some might have implied. Rod Dreher calls for a “strategic withdrawal” from mainstream society, and terms this “the Benedict Option”.… Continue Reading

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Brother Roger of Taizé 10 Years On

Brother Roger of Taizé 10 Years On

Brother Roger Schütz founded the ecumenical monastery of Taizé in 1940. This year, then, marks 100 years since his birth (May 12, 1915), 75 years since the founding of the community, and, this week we have been remembering 10 years since Br Roger was murdered. Br Roger had a passion for justice, contemplation, reconciliation, and… Continue Reading

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liturgy at General Synod

I have been able to find out a bit more about debates relating to liturgy at the meeting of General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia meeting in Gisborne from today. Motion 5 (below) is the one that confuses and concerns me most, followed by the bill on Ashes to… Continue Reading

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Brother Roger of Taizé

Brother Roger of Taizé

Brother Roger was born in Provence in Switzerland in 1915 the ninth and youngest child of a Protestant minister’s family. He studied theology at Strasbourg and Lausanne. In 1940 he left Switzerland for his mother’s native France. In 1940, he biked from Geneva to Taizé, a small village in Burgundy near Cluny. Taizé was at… Continue Reading

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Brother Roger of Taizé

Brother Roger of Taizé

Prophet of unity, Encourager of youth, 16 August 2005 Early in my marriage, on a very lengthy world trip, Helen and I arrived at Taizé. Because of the special circumstances – including the distance from New Zealand – we were allowed to stay two weeks. One in group discussion. A second in silence. Brother Roger… Continue Reading

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