Monthly Archives: November 2011

So Who Performs Same-Sex Blessings?

Gay Marriage Simpsons Style!

Over at Changing Attitude, a recent blog post caught my eye, not for the coherent argument being made that *technically* the Church of England hasn’t formally made up its mind as to whether its churches can or can’t be use

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First Time

Posted in Advent

Off to Austria


I’m off to Austria first thing tomorrow morning for my Aunt’s funeral. Please behave whilst I’m away.

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The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Matt Smith is the Doctor

Reminds me of something. Can’t quite put my finger on it…

Posted in Christmas, Doctor Who, Featured

Proverbs 21:3 – False Dichotomies


Some great stuff from Dan Phillips on trying to twist what the Bible is actually saying. To expand on that a little, I have heard this same idea expressed by Christians in many false dichotomies. For instance: It is more important

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Chartres and the Roman Rites

Richard Chartres, BIshop of London

Just in case anybody in London Diocese was in any doubt, Chartres has made it very clear. The Pope has recently issued an invitation to Anglicans to move into full communion with the See of Rome in the Ordinariate where

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Anglican Cycle

Francis of Assisi
O God, you ever delight to reveal yourself to the childlike and lowly of heart: grant that, following the example of the blessed Francis, we may count the wisdom of this world as foolishness and know only Jesus Christ and him crucified, 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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