Monthly Archives: January 2007

Discontented Winters?

The January 2007 “Best Strapline on a Blog” Award goes to the man in a shed: Born in 1967 and a Conservative since 1973 when I learnt that Socialism makes the lights go out.

Posted in Lighter Things, UK Politics

Dynamite on the Panel of Reference

Stand Firm have a must read piece on how the Panel of Reference has essentially been stymied by its chair and senior people at the Anglican Communion Office. As the report on New Westminster was being finalised a team from

Posted in Anglican Communion

Christmas Trance

A little late (OK, over a month late), but this little beauty is one of the best entries for a remix competiton on Sarah McLachlan’s website. Enjoy!!

Posted in Lighter Things, Worship

Tom Wright on SORs

We like Tom Wright. Forget those uber-Evangelicals who think his works on Jesus and Paul are a betrayal of Orthodoxy; Tom is the man who has consistently, in his role on various Anglican bodies, including the Windsor Report Committee, defended

Posted in Secular / Christian, SORS

Horses and Carriages

Elaine Storkey this morning on Thought for the Day had lots of good stuff to say on relationships. Relationships are about perseverance and hope, that things will be better. When people fail you, when they sin, you persevere and hope

Posted in Marriage, Wholeness

Adoption Discrimination IS fine – as long as it’s against Christians

A brilliant piece in today’s Telegraph: However, it wasn’t just our reaction to the “faeces question” that went down badly with the social workers. We got the distinct impression that they had a real problem with our Christian faith, although

Posted in Secular / Christian, UK Politics

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First Week of Advent
Almighty God, 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 which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Two Final Things

Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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