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Goodbye Daily Office?

Goodbye Daily Office?

On some recent occasions when I was present, clergy were leading the Daily Office from A New Zealand Prayer Book He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa. In each of these cases, when they got to the appointed psalm, however, rather than using it as a prayer that we, the...
Resources for Week beginning 14 July

Resources for Week beginning 14 July

The Good Samaritan – JESUS MAFA Let us pray (in silence) [that we may follow the Good Shepherd] pause O God,you shine the light of your truth for those who stray into error,so that they may be able to return to the right path,grant that all who profess the...
Social Media Ethics and Culture

Social Media Ethics and Culture

You don’t have to spend much time on the internet to realise that it can magnify human good and human bad. People say and do things digitally that they wouldn’t do In Real Life. But I think the internet acronym, IRL (In Real Life), belies our new normal...
What a Lectionary is Not

What a Lectionary is Not

In a recent online discussions, people expressed outrage that some verses were left out of the Revised Common Lectionary reading from the Book of Revelation. Some of the discussions about the origin of the shared Three Year Lectionary got to levels of deprecation such...
Priest as Conductor

Priest as Conductor

I recently preached about the movement from disciple to leadership. As part of that, I looked at the etymology of the English word “leader”. It comes from Middle English leden, from Old English lĒ£dan, and is akin to Old High German, leiten. As such, that...