Monthly Archives: December 2008

Sorting out the Calendar

OK – I seem to have a bit of a problem with the liturgical calendar that I’m trying to build on the rhs of this blog. The next hour or so is therefore dedicated to trying to sort it out.

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“Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a scam”

Nice. More like this from Frank Tipler who is one of America’s leading cosmologists. I’ve reproduced it all below, because I’d welcome debate on the hard facts.   As regards global warming, my view is essentially the same as yours:

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Women Bishops – Draft Measures and Code of Practice

The Church of England has published a draft measure and code of practice ahead of February’s session of General Synod. I’ve only had a cursory glance as I’m still on holiday, but two things strike me immediately: The code of

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It’s all Greek to me…

Posted in Lighter Things, Music, Sermon

St Stephen

Gracious Father, who gave the first martyr Stephen    grace to pray for those who took up stones against him: grant that in all our sufferings for the truth we may learn to love even our enemies and to seek forgiveness

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Why we Celebrate Tonight

As you read this Gayle, Reuben and I will be returning home from Church, ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. As dusk has fallen, in the Central European Tradition, we will read the nativity story, sing worship and open

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Merciful Lord, who turned Augustine from his sins to be a faithful bishop and teacher: grant that we may follow him in penitence and discipline till our restless hearts find their rest in you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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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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