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August 2018

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Put On The Whole Armour Of God

Last Sunday, I preached on Ephesians 6:10-20 (yes, I know that RCL breaks Ephesians up slightly differently to the RC 3 Year Lectionary). I am obviously aware of debates around the letter’s authorship and destination, etc. I do not think, for this reflection, imaging it written by St Paul in prison in Rome around 62AD

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Creation Season 2018

In the month of September, and concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4, many people focus on creation. A great starting resource for Christians and people of goodwill is the encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato Si’. For Christians, creation is not merely an academic discussion about evolution or not – it is

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Nelson Diocese Impairs Fellowship

Two weeks ago, “The Nelson Anglican Diocese publically declare[d] itself to be in impaired fellowship with the province of the ACANZP”. Now the Standing Committee of the Nelson Diocese clarifies that motion: At its recent Synod the Diocese of Nelson voted overwhelmingly to remain in fellowship with the Anglican Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and

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Berengar vs Lanfranc

As, on Sundays, for five weeks we are reflecting on John 6, this is a good time to re-look at the Eucharist. This post can be regarded as the fourth in a series. Read this first. Read this second. Read this third. Berengar of Tours (c. 999 – 6 January 1088) was taught by Fulbert

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