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Negotiating With A Liturgist

Negotiating With A Liturgist

There is an old joke: Q. What’s the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? A. You can negotiate with a terrorist. I recently wrote about the negative view many people hold of the word and concept of “liturgy”. In this current post, I want to make a comparison between “liturgy” and “grammar”. Compare the… Continue Reading

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Who is Leading?

Who is Leading?

A “liturgist” in NZ Anglicanism is not (as on the rest of the planet) a person who studies liturgy; here a “liturgist” is a lay leader in the “first part of the service”. Whatever I might think about this way of running a service, in practice this is deeply embedded in NZ Anglicanism. And, whatever… Continue Reading

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art – spirituality – architecture

art – spirituality – architecture

There is discussion about the lack of participation of liturgists in the design of recent church buildings. There is a call for architects to be more concerned about making buildings that are appropriate spaces for people to worship in – individually and together; and less concerned about winning architectural awards. “The lack of integration between… Continue Reading

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liturgy and law 2

liturgy and law 2

“What is the difference between a liturgist and a terrorist? You can negotiate with a terrorist.” I so often find the words “God”, “prayer”, “creation”, “gospel”… misused. Abused. Confused. Wonderful concepts are taken captive and even appear to be turned to mean the opposite of what was intended. God our loving creator becomes the almighty… Continue Reading

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Colin Buchanan visits

Colin Buchanan visits

I was delighted, yesterday, to have a visit from a friend from England, Bishop Colin Buchanan. Colin describes himself as An Evangelical Among the Anglican Liturgists. I have a lot of the works he has written. And he has written a lot. I’m grateful he brought with him for me his Modern Anglican Liturgies 1958-1968.… Continue Reading

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For the liturgist who has everything

For the liturgist who has everything

A friend of mine sent me information that a house-that-was-a-church is for sale in Hobart, Tasmania. It is only $Aus1,450,000! It seems to me the ideal retirement home for a liturgist! I’ve even worked out a way to finance it. Simple. If each of my appreciative followers on twitter and facebook donates only $Aus60 each… Continue Reading

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