Monthly Archives: June 2008

Inclusive Church try to argue for Gay Blessings

You may have noticeed a piece produced on behalf of Inclusive Church that emerged onto the web a few days ago, arguing that current guidelines would permit a service of thanksgiving, including a blessing, for a civil partnership. You can

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Are we SO excited yet?

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Model behaviour

Reuben was weighed this morning at the clinic, now a hefty 10 lb 4 oz – a whopping 12 ounce weight gain in one week! Soon he’ll be big enough and really really ridiculously good-looking to be a professional male

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Birth of St John Baptist

Almighty God, by whose providence your servant John the Baptist       was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour by the preaching of repentance: lead us to repent according to his preaching and, after his

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Giles Fraser misses the point

Giles Fraser in this morning’s "Thought for the Day" completely misses the main theology behind the BCP Marriage Service, and in doing so comes to the wrong conclusion. Back in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as the Book of Common

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Two New Studies point towards complicated nature / nurture mix

Two new studies on the origins of sexual orientation have been released in the past few days. The first is a twin study for which the abstract is as follows: There is still uncertainty about the relative importance of genes

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