Monthly Archives: February 2010

Alter Christus?

Here’s a brilliant video (courtesy of Jeff) which looks at the priesthood from the perspective of the Roman Catholic Church. There are various views of ordination and ministry that exist in the Church of England. Some evangelicals tend more towards

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The State We’re In

Some profound wisdom this morning from Vic. —- Once upon a time there were some pointyheads (aka bishops) who realised that less people were coming to their churches and playing with them and God. They looked at the falling numbers

Posted in Church of England, Evangelism, General, Mission Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Blessing Civil Partnerships in Church

A letter today in the Times has reignited the debate over whether Civil Partnership ceremonies should take place within religious establishments. Lord Alli is going to move again his amendment next month in the Lords, and the authors of the

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A Moment of Pure Geekdom

This is just beautiful. No other words to describe it. Technology at its best.

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Stop the Front Page!

Apparently a world renowned theologian and anthropologist has made a stunningly critical Christological statement full of insight and wisdom which we all now need to incorporate into our defunct pardigms. In other news, I (who have never owned or cared

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A Thought As We Begin Lent

“Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return” H/T Cranmer

Posted in Abortion, Holiness, UK Politics Tagged with: ,

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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
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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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