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Living Out

With impeccable timing that demonstrates the sovereign hand of God, today the Living Out website is launched. Head over there and check it out. What’s it about? Let me let the three founders tell you in their own words. Living

Posted in Church of England, Discipleship, Living Out, PostGay, Sexuality

If the World hates you…

Posted in Discipleship

Telling my Story

A great post by Andrew Asdell. Celibacy isn’t a word we use a whole lot these days. It is a ‘churchy’  word that means a person will not engage in any sexual intimacy for either a period of time or

Posted in Discipleship, Holiness, Sexuality, Testimony

Luke 9

From this morning’s Morning Prayer for All Saints Day. And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose

Posted in All Saints Day, Discipleship, Scripture

Escape from the Liturgy

Vicky Beeching has written a column for the Independent in response to the utterly superb wedding flash mob featuring the Revd Kate Bottley. It made me reflect on the summer solstice, attended by over twenty one thousand people, at Stonehenge last

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Gervase Markham on Terminal Cancer

Some challenging words from Gerv.

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First Week of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him 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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