Archives July 31, 2010

Book Review: Creative Ideas for Alternative Sacramental Worship

http://revruth.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/creative-ideas-for-alternative-sacramental-worship/ Mother Ruth, a good friend of mine has given me a stonkingly good review. Although some of the comments on her blog about it remind me how much of an uphill struggle it still is – so many just don’t get it (although some also clearly do, so there is hope). Someone asks sarcastically […]

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Sermon Outline: Ordinary 17, Year C

Text: Luke 11:1-13 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Luke’s Lord’s Prayer looks very different from the familiar cadences of St Matthew’s version We should not be worked up about the variances, but concentrate on the focus of the prayer: Looking towards God Depending upon […]

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Touching the Sacred

I have just seen a sample chapter from a forthcoming book called Touching the Sacred by Christ Thorpe with illustrations by Jake Lever. The SCM-Canterbury blurb says this: In this imaginative and rich prayer resource, words and images come together powerfully to create a versatile collection of contemporary liturgies. These have made an impact at […]

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Beware!

Beware! At St. Thomas the Apostle, we practise the inclusive Gospel of Jesus Christ. This means you may be mixing with tax collectors, sinners, adulterers, hypocrites, Greeks, Jews, women as well as men, female and male priests, homosexuals, lesbians, the disabled, thieves and other sinners, the dying, white people, black people, Asians and people from […]

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Jargon as Poetry

The Church is becoming more management-obsessed, more ‘corporate’. How long before you can see these phrases coming in at PCC meetings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC4QU2O5TPk I bet Bishop’s Staff is full of it already! I was speaking to a friend who is about to be installed as the Team Rector of a large parish. In his interview he […]

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Prayer of the Day

O loving God, Lord of all creation, you have created us in your own image. You have called us, men, women, young and old, people of different races and nations, to serve in your church and to love each other. But we have abused your creation, divided your church through prejudice, malice and lack of […]

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The Dash

Sorting out papers in the Study this evening, Lou was going through material from her first degree which was in Death, Loss & Palliative Care (for which she received a First, she delights in reminding me). In a pile of notes was this poem, which when we re-read it, we thought quite touching: The Dash […]

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iPlayer Downloader – a work of Genius

If you live in the UK, then you will know how iPlayer is rapidly becomming the only way to access TV: on demand, when you need it and without advertisments: I’m not being elitist, but very little on ITV actually interests me, whereas the BBC is the most important UK institution after the Church of […]

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