Monthly Archives: February 2011

Understanding Society – Phase One

The first results from the ongoing Understanding Society survey have been released and there are some interesting stats as regards parenting and raising children. Understanding Society is a longitudinal study tracking 100,000 individuals in 40,000 British households. The survey examines

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Gagnon on David and Jonathan

Writing in Orthodoxy Today recently, Gagnon covered a number of issues which included whether David and Jonathan had some kind of same-sex relationship. David and Jonathan Miller cites the relationship of David and Jonathan as an example of the “enduring

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Rowan and Parliament

Reports in the Telegraph this morning that the Archbishop of Canterbury has essentially told parliamentarians where to go. Dr Rowan Williams has refused to be drawn on the issue publicly, but has broken his silence to tell MPs he is

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Stephanie Swift – Testimony

Just excellent. H/T X3Church.

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The Brighton and Hove Changing Attitude Survey is Flawed

Which is of course not the same thing as saying it’s bad. The official survey results are out and with it comes a press release that presents a number of the key observations in a misleading manner. The churches were

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Reasonable and Holy

My copy of this book by Tobias Haller that a number of commenters have been pointing to has arrived in the post. Give me a few days to digest it before you ask me what I think. Reasonable and Holy

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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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