Monthly Archives: October 2009

In the Church Times

Almost missed it, but I’m in this weekend’s Church Times and it’s a perfect spot as dusk falls on Reformation Day. Turn with me to page 12… What are the reasons for there being no statutory fees for baptisms in

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“Hier Stehe Ich…”

Posted in Lighter Things, Music, Theology

A Mighty Fortress

Just so you know where I stand on the issue… Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Ein gute Wehr und Waffen. Er hilft uns frei aus aller Not, Die uns jetzt hat betroffen. Der alt böse Feind, Mit Ernst er’s

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Zachary’s Purpose

It’s been three weeks now since Zachary’s funeral and during that time we’ve been reflecting on what the purpose of his life was. Although you can place infinite value on his 17 week mortal existence, is it a harder task

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A Tight Balancing Act

There’s a very interesting dialogue (I use the term “dialogue” in its loosest form) going on at the moment between Fulcrum and Stand Firm on the subject of the Evangelical Church’s expression of its doctrine of marriage in the wider

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The Five Big Questions

I’m quickly becoming a big fan of Andrew Marin. Here’s a new video of him exploring some key issues around sexuality. Thought provoking stuff.

Posted in Secular / Christian, Sexuality Tagged with: ,

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The Beheading of John the Baptist
Almighty God, who called your servant John the Baptist to be the forerunner of your Son in birth and death: strengthen us by your grace that, as he suffered for the truth, so we may boldly resist corruption and vice and receive with him the unfading crown of glory; 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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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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