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  • Full of Grace - The Sacred Truth about Christmas
    on Dec 20, 2016
    As you are no doubt experiencing yourself, the path to a "happy" Christmas lies in securing the right presents for the right people in your life and that likely involves entering some shops which normally you would not enter.Thus I found myself in a...
  • It is not a happy Christmas this year ...
    on Dec 19, 2016
    There is too much to ponder that is terrifying, crazy or just generally alarming ... and as I write this the Russian Ambassador to Turkey has been assassinated ... didn't the trigger for the First World War involve something like that?Read this (H/T...
  • Simple rhymes
    on Dec 18, 2016
    Last night I went to the Transitional Cathedral's Nine Lessons and Carols Service. Very good it was too.One of the carols the choir sang is cited below. As they sang and I followed the words, I was struck by how simple the rhyming poetry was, yet pro...
  • Trumpism, perfected child of Norman Vincent Pealeism
    on Dec 17, 2016
    To be frank, the only thing I get about Christian support for Donald Trump is that it might turn out that some of his policies will be good for middle America. Otherwise I am at my wits end as to why Christians view Trump so favourably. (Yes, I know,...
  • Anglican Apostolicity (3)
    on Dec 16, 2016
    A great virtue of being Anglican is our embrace of breadth, our ability to accommodate, well, a lot of variety.Sometimes that has meant for us a kind of "anything goes" approach, whether any theology is fine, any liturgy (or non-liturgy) will do, and...
  • Monday Mashup
    on Dec 11, 2016
    Yes, the third post on Anglican Apostolicity is coming ... meanwhile ...Horrible news out of Cairo this morning about a bombing of a Coptic chapel complex. We must not diminish our political will and will to pray that Islamic (and all other forms of)...
  • Unlikely quarter?
    on Dec 6, 2016
    My attention has been drawn to praise for the Pope's now controversial Amoris Laetitia document on marriage and the sacrament of the Mass. I imagine it is timely for Francis as he is under cardinal attack from four cardinals pressing him to clarify w...
  • Why can't life be boring, predictable, steady and stable?
    on Dec 5, 2016
    The title is the great existential question of 2016.Leicester City, Brexit, Trump, Ireland beating the ABs, Trump bringing Taiwan back inot the fellowship of nations, John Key resigning. There is too much "the unexpected is the norm" going on. C...
  • Cat Among the Pigeons? [Updated 2x]
    on Sep 5, 2016
    So while at our Synod I idly looked at Twitter and saw news about the coming out of the Bishop of Grantham (i.e. a bishop within the C of E). So, Thinking Anglicans reports. Now the key matter re the current polity of the C of E regarding bishops and...
  • Yes, please be amused at my expense
    on Sep 4, 2016
    A few weeks back I mentioned our government making a move re Easter Sunday trading (via permitting individual local councils to make decisions). In the discussion here on ADU I was roundly given a rev up about being more concerned for the decline of...
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