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Resources for Ordinary Week 20

Resources for Ordinary Week 20

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may love God in all things and above all things] Pause God, [or Gracious God or Living and gracious God] you have prepared for those who love you good things which no eye can see, and which surpass our understanding; pour into our hearts such longing for you,… Continue Reading

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Transfiguration – Hiroshima Day

Transfiguration – Hiroshima Day

August 6 is the Feast of the Transfiguration AND Hiroshima Day. This is a reflection of mine on the connection between those two: The story of the Transfiguration is the story of Jesus climbing a mountain with his closest friends. There Jesus has a profound experience. There is a dazzling light, a cloud that overshadowed… Continue Reading

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The Creed in Slow Motion

The Creed in Slow Motion

Here, collected together, are 32 posts on the Creed. There are ideas and springboards here for preaching, teaching, or discussion groups. The first is Apostles’ Creed. The second is I believe in God. The third is a source of the Apostles’ Creed. The fourth is I believe in the Father. The fifth is Handing over the Creed. The sixth is I… Continue Reading

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Undesigned Coincidences

Undesigned Coincidences

Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts Paperback – by Lydia McGrew I spotted this (newish) book in the public library and was intrigued by its concept. As its subtitle indicates, the book is looking for “undesigned coincidences” between the Gospels, and also between the Acts of the Apostles and Paul’s… Continue Reading

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Jesus “the son of Mary” Mark 6:3

Jesus “the son of Mary” Mark 6:3

Last Sunday’s Gospel reading (Mark 6:1-13) had many fascinating moments that caused us to think again. I want to pause with Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary Firstly, Mark never mentions Jesus’ father. Secondly, Luke 4:22 and Matthew 13:55 read “the son of Joseph” and “the son of the carpenter”.… Continue Reading

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Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

Christ’s Presence in the Eucharist

The exact mechanism of Christ’s Presence (or not!) in the Eucharistic elements of consecrated bread and wine appears to me to be approached in a way that nothing else is. How is Christ present where you are now? How is Christ present when two or more are gathered in His Name? Exact mechanism please –… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary Week 15

Resources for Ordinary Week 15

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may follow the Good Shepherd] pause O God, you shine the light of your truth so that any who stray into error may be able to return to the right path, grant that all who profess the Christian faith may reject whatever is contrary to the name of… Continue Reading

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