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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...
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...
Worship Rules?

Worship Rules?

I recently attended a workshop to improve photography. The presenter worked through a list of photography rules: the rule of thirds hotspots the effect of lines … I regularly make a parallel between worship (or liturgy) and grammar – trying to stress that...
Praying The Bible (Part 2)

Praying The Bible (Part 2)

Last week, I blogged about one way to pray the Bible: the Daily Office – the using of the inspired Word of God, especially the Psalms and Canticles, as words for prayer. This has a strong element of keep moving along… This week complements the Daily Office...
Praying The Bible (Part 1)

Praying The Bible (Part 1)

It is still a good time to make (and keep) a resolution. There are two ways that spring to my mind to pray the Bible, to use the Bible as prayer, to use the Word of God to relate to God: the first is the Daily Office. The Daily Office is the praying of the Psalms and...