Archives April 21, 2018

Digital Baptism (a work in progress)

Notes on an essential sacrament, without which the church cannot fully be embodied in digital space. Please forgive incompleteness of this text and the lack of references but I am recording this here as a note for ruther study and reflection, as a result of attending a symposium on Sacraments in a Virtual World at…

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Netflix Genre Codes

All Netflix Category Codes Here’s the complete list of all the codes, so you can search to your heart’s content! http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/### Categories broken out for children based upon age: Movies for ages 0 to 2: 6796 Movies for ages 2 to 4: 6218 Movies for ages 5 to 7: 5455 Movies for ages 8 to 10: 561…

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Low Sunday

The Sunday after Easter is known as 'Low Sunday' throughout the Church, and that doesn't just refer to the mood of the Clergy. Traditionally, churches would listen to David Bowie's eleventh album on this day, though since the arrival of Christian worship songs, that tradition has fallen into disuse.

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Dying

We should not be afraid of dying, but modern society sees this as a failure. This is a subject I have been banging on about for 25+ years. The article on the right was written in 1990 by a Staff Nurse in a Coronary Care Unit (with hair, note!) who felt that we applied the…

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The Emperor’s New Church Plants…

Plymouth is currently about to have a city-wide Bishops Missionary Order (BMO) imposed without proper consultation because although there has been letters of consultation written in a spirit of consultation, the decision has clearly been already made and these unashamed Church Plants are coming, with a remit to create more plants. Both the HTB plant…

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Blame the Vicar

by Sir John Betjeman When things go wrong it's rather tame To find we are ourselves to blame, It gets the trouble over quicker To go and blame things on the Vicar. The Vicar, after all, is paid To keep us bright and undismayed. The Vicar is more virtuous too Than lay folks such as…

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Epiphany Proclamation

While a day like Christmas is fixed in our minds and on the calendars on December 25th, many of the important feasts of the Church year move, based upon the date that Easter is set. Easter changes each year moving to the Sunday after the "Paschal Full Moon," and can fall between March 22 and…

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