Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Double Agony

At a staff team day away yesterday, we mused over what Newman meant by this verse in the classic “Praise to the Holiest in the Height” O generous love! that he who smote in Man for man the foe, the

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Martin Parsons on Clause 58/61

Some interesting stuff from ConservativeHome: The government is seeking to abolish this ‘Free Speech’ clause for purely ideological reasons. In fact, the 2008 Criminal Justice and Immigration Act has not even technically become law yet. During Tuesday’s Commons debate, the

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Clause 58 is now Clause 61

But the issues remain. The Coroners and Justice Bill returned to the floor of the Commons this week and the debate over the removal of the free speech clause in the Criminal Justice Act continued. The discussion on Tuesday afternoon

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Sexuality, Therapy and the UK

I’m sure most of you have already seen the paper launched on Thursday examining the use of reparative techniques for homosexuality in the United Kingdom. Here’s the BBC report: A significant minority of mental health professionals had agreed to help

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When God doesn’t heal

A great piece by Brian Pengelly as I come back from a few days away. Recently I was asked to speak to a gathering of youth. The group was made up of youth from a variety of churches and denominations,

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Burn Baby Burn

Cunningly, behind the scene, I have hooked up the RSS feed here with Feedburner. None of you need to change the RSS feed for this blog, but now I’ll be able to find out lots of interesting facts about who

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Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; 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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