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Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ

The following collect may draw from shared traditions (see commentary). It is my reworking of a collect by Cranmer for Christmas, and I am suggest it for the First Sunday in Ordinary Time (January 13), celebrating Christ’s baptism for my Book of Prayers in Common. Let us pray (in silence) [that we will be faithful… Continue Reading

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1 January 2019

1 January 2019

January 1 is celebrated both as the Naming of Jesus (the 8th day after his birth – Luke 2:21), and as the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. Mary (“Miriam”) bears the same name as Moses’ sister. A strong woman. She is married to Joseph (also significant in the Hebrew Bible – Prime Minister of… Continue Reading

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Lilith – Adam’s First Wife – Evolution – and Divorce

Lilith – Adam’s First Wife – Evolution – and Divorce

Many newspapers recently reported, “All humans are descended from just two people, scientists claim“. And the “Genesis thought of it first”, “the Bible is right” comments followed quickly, as predictably as evening follows morning. But wait, there’s more! Firstly (surprise!), the science is more complicated than the headline would have us understand. And, it’s not… Continue Reading

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Save Us from The Time of Trial

Save Us from The Time of Trial

This is part of a series – The Lord’s Prayer in slow motion: the first is Lord, Teach Us to Pray the second is Our Father the third is Our Father (part 2) the fourth is Our Father (part 3) the fifth is Hallowed be your Name the sixth is Your Kingdom Come the seventh… Continue Reading

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Disagreeing With The Bible 4

Disagreeing With The Bible 4

Read Disagreeing With The Bible Part 1 Disagreeing With The Bible Part 2 Disagreeing with The Bible Part 3 and The Bible Says. It has come up before. It seems to me that the Bible is not some sort of homogenous text by one inspiring author, consistent from Genesis to Revelation. I discern development –… Continue Reading

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Forgive Us Our Sins

Forgive Us Our Sins

This is part of a series: The Lord’s Prayer in slow motion: the first is Lord, Teach Us to Pray the second is Our Father the third is Our Father (part 2) the fourth is Our Father (part 3) the fifth is Hallowed be your Name the sixth is Your Kingdom Come the seventh is… Continue Reading

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Disagreeing With The Bible 3

Disagreeing With The Bible 3

Read Disagreeing With The Bible Part 1 and Disagreeing With The Bible Part 2 This post presents a list of common Christian disagreements with the Bible. You may say that you never disagree with the Bible. That’s fine. What is not so useful is if you find that there is something on the following list… Continue Reading

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