Monthly Archives: August 2010

Anglican Marriage – A Guide to the Law

The third edition of this perennial favourite has just dropped through the letter boxes of Anglican clergy in England and Wales. It’s an update in the light of the new rules for who can (and still can’t) get married in

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Universe Challenge

For the record, I would have got them all right in seconds… H/T, the wonderful Blogtor Who

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The Bible is About…

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Irgendwo, Irgendwie, Irgendwann

Back from Austria and regretting the fact I live in Britain and miss out on all the best Euro-pop. This summer, the radio in the car was full of this (from 2003 but being played constantly at the moment in

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Off on Holiday…

Car then plane then car then mountains and lakes and sausages and beer and schnitzel but no noodles. See you in a fortnight. (Since I’m away, and leaving everything technological behind, I won’t be able to moderate comments. My apologies

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Some Thoughts on the Prop 8 Ruling

In case you hadn’t noticed, there was a significant ruling in California yesterday. A US federal judge has overturned California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The judge found it unconstitutionally discriminated against same-sex couples who sought to wed. The state

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Almighty God, who gave such grace to your apostle Saint Andrew that he readily obeyed the call of your Son Jesus Christ and brought his brother with him: call us by your holy word, and give us grace to follow you without delay and to tell the good news of your kingdom; 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
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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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