On Saturday I went to the climate action rally as part of those wanting to send a message to those in leadership and to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, being held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. There was a reasonable turn out (estimate about 8,000). I saw five Anglican clergy
In one discussion I was part of recently people were arguing for gender equality based on what they termed a “trajectory” in the Bible. A trajectory, of course, means that earlier biblical texts are not expressing God’s will for all people for all time. This presents an understanding of inspiration that some Christians are uncomfortable
Peter Carrell from his sabbatical brought back some lectionary booklets and lent me the ones from the Church of England and the Anglican Church Province of South East Asia. [Thanks!] I scanned quickly in the CofE one looking for this time next year (above). Of course I anticipated there would be fewer options than we
The agreement from a recent meeting of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission (AOOIC), Christology – Agreed Statement by the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission, heals the centuries-old split between the Anglican churches within the family of Chalcedonian Churches and the non-Chalcedonian churches over the incarnation of Christ. I highly recommend that you read it. Both families
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 life, in the which
I saw the movie Spectre recently. It had the fascinating exchange: Madeleine Swann: Why, given every other possible option, does a man choose the life of a paid assassin? James Bond: Well, it was that or the priesthood. Connections have been made with films before. Men in black – Protecting the Earth from the scum
Gülmək gözəldir 🙂 Posted by Bizim Yol on Monday, 19 October 2015 I have previously suggested a different model for evangelism: living in such a way that people cannot help but catch the enthusiasm and join in. Recent discussions on this site have encouraged me to re-stress that model. The above video illustrates the model.
We have yet another ancient, shared collect. I am working on producing a full set of shared collects for the church year. My work so far can be found here: Book of Prayers in Common. My rendering is: Let us pray (in silence) [that we may be prepared] pause Stir up, O Lord, [or Stir