Archives September 30, 2014

Great Britain

Great Britain The news will say we’re suffering from excess immigration That a rampant hoard of foreigners has fallen on our nation But truthfully, there hasn’t been a native Briton here Since people dressed in mammoth skin and hunted with a spear Our language is a mixture of a dozen different tongues We munch our […]

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Prayer to Our Lady Of Walsingham

O Mary, recall the solemn moment when Jesus, your divine Son,  dying on the cross confided us to your maternal care.  You are our Mother; we desire ever to remain your devout children.  Let us therefore feel the effects of your powerful intercession with Jesus Christ.  Make your name again glorious in this place, once […]

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Book Review of Frontline Evangelism

I wonder if “not shockingly radical or painfully trendy” will end up in my Church Times obituary; possibly alongside “he did a good wedding” Amazon Link [caption id=”attachment_5214″ align=”alignleft” width=”262″ Church Times, Sept 2014[/caption Stories to trust Richard Lamey reads suggested plans for youth-group sessions Creative Ideas for Frontline Evangelism with Young People by Simon Rundell Canterbury […]

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On the Mystery of the Cross

As we come to contemplate the Mystery of the Cross, it may be tempting to simplify this mystery and boil its complex, multiple layers of significance and meaning into a single, plain, black-and-white understanding of atonement. Yet, the God who is so complex and mysterious and beyond our simple comprehension simply does not work like […]

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"Please de-baptise me"

“Please de-baptize me,” she said.The priest’s face crumpled.“My parents tell me you did it,” she said. “But I was not consulted. SoNow, undo it.”The priest’s eyes asked why.“If it were just about belonging toThis religion and being forgiven,Then I would stay. If it were justAbout believing This list of doctrines and upholdingThis list of rituals, […]

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