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And The Son Again

And The Son Again

When New Zealand’s 1988 General Synod met to go through our NZ Anglican Prayer Book line by line, the Prayer Book Commission had inserted an International Consultation on English Texts (ICET) 1987 discussion draft version of the Nicene Creed. The Prayer Book Commission thought General Synod had voted it through as a place holder and… Continue Reading

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Primates Do Not Suspend TEC

Primates Do Not Suspend TEC

[Update 22 January 2016: The point I made in this post, that the Anglican Primates overreached their authority, has now been almost universally spotted and expressed, without any significant rejoinder. The Archbishop of Canterbury has now posted his understanding of what transpired. How different the conversations might have been by now if his words had… Continue Reading

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Provisional

Provisional

I’ve been playing with the word ‘provisional’. Provisional means temporary, useful or valid for a while – until something better comes along; anticipating that the better will come. Taizé (image above) often stresses the provisional. Having laboured long to produced a complex (famous) monastic Office Book, the monks of Taizé abandoned it as too perplexing… Continue Reading

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Gap Year With a Difference

Gap Year With a Difference

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is inviting young Christians to spend a year living the monastic life at Lambeth Palace, his official London residence. This could be a young person’s Gap Year with a difference (God And Prayer?). This “Community of St Anselm” will launch in 2015. The intention is that this will gather… Continue Reading

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Archbishop Justin Meets Pope Francis

Archbishop Justin Meets Pope Francis

This month, Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin met for the second time. Some are often over-optimistic – organic Christian unity can be made to look just around the corner. A long list of documents agree on everything from the eucharist, church, ministry, authority, salvation, ethics, and Mary. There is not one single area… Continue Reading

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