Monthly Archives: November 2011

Women Bishops – The Numbers

Bishop's Mitre

All 44 dioceses have voted and the results are in. The Women Bishops legislation will return to Synod in the new year and will see the critical decision. Which way will the vote go? At first, looking at the results

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New Commenting System

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The new commenting system has been in place for a week or so. Would welcome feedback below. What’s good? What’s not good? What other systems have you seen elsewhere that you think might be good? Take it away.

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David Cameron’s Favourite Bible Verses

A lovely touchy-feely story in the Guardian today about David Cameron’s favourite Bible verses. For someone who once likened his religious faith to the “patchy reception of Magic FM in the Chilterns: it sort of comes and goes”, David Cameron‘s public professions of

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A Nazi Analogay

About time I commented on this story do you not think? Last week the Church of England Newspaper published a column by Alan Craig, the head of the Christian People’s Alliance. You can find the piece here. Needless to say,

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Government Final Paper on Civil Partnerships in Churches

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Rob Bell’s New Movie

Sorry. Couldn’t resist. H/T Stand Firm.  

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Aidan of Lindisfarne
Everlasting God, you sent the gentle bishop Aidan to proclaim the gospel in this land: grant us to live as he taught in simplicity, humility and love for the poor; 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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