This is not a photo of a bishop. This is a photo of a Roman Catholic priest in a Roman Catholic church. Although not a bishop, he is dressed like a bishop. Roman Catholics call that the “Anglican Ordinariate”. This man, Keith Newton, has been playing dress-up. He has been dressing up like a bishop
Lent Madness is coming! This Lent 32 saints will battle it out for the golden halo. Seven celebrity bloggers and I (as a token Southern Hemisphere blogger) are going to be the panel while you do the voting! It’s a bit of fun with your fasting. There’s a facebook page to like. There’s even widgets
It appears that the pope has been looking around my website. Yes, I’m as surprised as you are. At his recent message preparing for the 46th World Communications Day he highlighted the importance on websites of providing a chapel as here for prayer and reflection. Each week there is at least a focus and reflection
This sex-act morality flow chart was recently shared with me. By a bishop. In these turbulent times it is helpful imperative that ethical teaching, especially in the area of sexual activity, be unambiguously presented.
Our bishop recently wrote to the diocese, “The season of Epiphany extends to Ash Wednesday”. Well, in Canada, yes. And in The Episcopal Church. But not in New Zealand Anglicanism. Not this year anyway (yep, two years ago it was true here). In this year’s NZ Anglican Lectionary(PDF download), this coming Sunday (29 January) is
Interesting reactions to the use of the word “shit” in “Shit people say to ministers“. Almost as if saying “shit” is unbiblical. It’s actually quite the opposite. Saint Paul, in his letter to the Philippians (3:8) wrote ἀλλὰ μενοῦνγε καὶ ἡγοῦμαι πάντα ζημίαν εἶναι διὰ τὸ ὑπερέχον τῆς γνώσεως Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ κυρίου μου, διὃν
Here’s a video sort-of following a current meme. If you can’t cope with swearing, go for a walk, have a coffee, chat with a friend instead: The actual meme, of course, would lead to a video “shit ministers say”. Now that would be an interesting video. And so easy to find examples for. Start here:
[UPDATED see below] Christchurch’s transitional cathedral group had hoped for a decision a fortnight ago about the location of the $4 million Christchurch cardboard cathedral. Maybe some more lateral thinking is happening… Speaking of lateral thinking: at the recent Whitcoulls bookshop sale, I purchased a cardboard cathedral for $7 (images). The costly Christchurch cardboard cathedral