Yearly Archives: 2013

The Archbishop’s Remarks this morning

No, not the Thought for the Day but the interview afterwards. The reality is that where you have a good vicar you will find growing churches. … [The church] needs to be very flexible in how it engages locally and

Posted in Archbishop of Canterbury, Church of England, Evangelism, Mission

The Problem with Uganda

My dear readers, there is a problem with Uganda. Last week the Ugandan Parliament passed a bill that outlawed homosexual activity. Over four years in the offing, the private members bill is now in front of the President for final

Posted in Epistemology, Secular / Christian, Uganda

2014 – The Anglicans to Watch

Following on from last year, here’s my top ten Anglicans who I believe will have an impact on the Church of England in 2014 (and beyond). For some it may be for things that will happen over the next twelve

Posted in Church of England

To You this Day is Born a Saviour

We were fortunate enough to have Justin Welby preach at our church last Sunday. Here’s his cracking sermon.

Posted in Archbishop of Canterbury, Preaching

The Mission of Christmas

One of the staggering things about Christmas is the number of people you get through your church doors. Normally quiet congregations can suddenly become bustling bodies of eager anticipation for a bit of old-time religion. And unlike funerals, weddings and

Posted in Christmas, Mission, Preaching


Liberation. 24 years ago we watched as a revolution unfolded in Romania. Here is the story of liberation. Watch how the cross and its people are at the centre of what happened. Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a

Posted in Christmas, Martyrs

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Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; 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
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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