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The Preacher and The Lectionary

The Preacher and The Lectionary

A recent post about “what a lectionary is not” led to a lot of helpful discussion (here and elsewhere). We can think further about the place of preaching in worship. I think preaching is important. I have heard some amazing sermons that have made me feel,...
First Communion on The Moon

First Communion on The Moon

Everywhere is celebrating 50 years since landing on the Moon. So, in the spirit of Throwback Thursday, this liturgy site is celebrating 50 years since the first communion on the Moon. On Sunday July 20, 1969 the first people landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz...
Are We Anglican?

Are We Anglican?

There’s been a lot of (sometimes heated) debate, recently, about who has the right to call themselves “Anglican”. The debate goes nowhere, in part because people are talking past each other: some are asking the question descriptively and others...
Nowadays, People Believe Anything

Nowadays, People Believe Anything

A pretty empty church On Saturday, I went to the film Spider-Man: Far From Home (no spoilers). One of the characters said: People, they need to believe. And nowadays, they’ll believe anything. Earlier that day, I read an article in our local Christchurch...