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Blessing Divorce and Marriage Equality

Blessing Divorce and Marriage Equality

We have received a reply to my open letter to church leaders. Our church may be unique in formally disallowing marriage of divorcees whilst allowing blessing of committed same-sex couples. Read on. The topic in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia that engenders the most energy is (pick one): climate change and… Continue Reading

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The Widow’s Mite

The Widow’s Mite

Preaching the opposite of what the Bible teaches On Sunday most preaching on the Widow’s Mite will preach the opposite of what Jesus in the Bible is actually teaching. On Sunday many men (and women) in long robes (and even those who deprecate robes and instead wear expensive suits or hip-pastor jeans with designs and… Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Improve Progressive Christianity

5 Ways to Improve Progressive Christianity

Someone recently pointed me to a blog post 5 Areas Where Progressive Christian Culture Completely Loses Me. Benjamin Corey there wrote about Far too many progressives ready to rebuke you for not being progressive enough Neglecting the truth that choosing to follow Jesus results in a changed life Mishandling scripture to avoid traditional interpretations of… Continue Reading

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Advent 1

Let us pray (in silence) [that we long for the advent of Christ] Pause Almighty God,         [or God of hope or God of justice and peace] give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal… Continue Reading

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Holding ones Fingers Correctly at Mass?

Holding ones Fingers Correctly at Mass?

A recent comment quoted Episcopal bishop Charles Jenkins who said Before the storm [Hurricane Katrina], “I thought Christianity and priesthood were primarily about the cult,” Jenkins said. “And doing the actions correctly — holding my fingers correctly at Mass, not wearing brown shoes when celebrating the Mass. That it was getting all those right. “And… Continue Reading

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