Monthly Archives: August 2012

Spin, Spin, Spin

Gosh, I do love it when people try to spin things to avoid the obvious. Take for example this wonderful paragraph by Keith Sharpe on his latest Changing Attitude blog. It is alleged that [Wallace Benn] has on occasions demanded

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On the Naughty Step

A genius moment in this morning’s interview on BBC Radio Sussex. When I was asked about the news that Lambeth Palace would continue to review child protection issues for Chichester Diocese, my reply was that my four year old son

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The Perfect Couple?

A fascinating piece on the Leadership Journal website. I’m probably violating numerous copyright laws by reproducing most of it, but it’s highly pertinent to the discussions we have here. Recently, a young couple started coming to our church. They’re very

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Changing 5.1.c

A number of proposals for reworking clause 5(1) c of the Women Bishop’s Measure have been published. Here’s the offering by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes. Therefore, the legislation: 3.1  Must allow women bishops with no element of discrimination, against either them or male

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Everything that is Wrong with some Conservatives

Read the blog post by David Lindsay. Rape As Most People Understand It And as committed in Manchester. If Peter Tatchell had his way, then a conviction in this case would be practically impossible, since the age of consent would

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The main problem with the US and UK music scene is that they are so Anglo-centric they miss out on absolute gems like this.

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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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