Monthly Archives: May 2013

What Fasting and Wishing Wells Have to Do with the Eucharist

As you may know, I fast from meat during Lent. Often people will say ‘Well you eat fish or chicken don’t you?’  Within this question is the possibility that chicken and fish do not ‘count’ as meat. I have never … Continue reading

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Phantom of the Opera, Relationship, Development and the Trinity

I happened to be browsing through the score of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ the other day. I have not seen the show, so I was interested to see what was in it. A friend of mine had alerted me … Continue reading

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Reflections on Church Architecture Provided by a Visit to my Friend’s Church

When I was in Germany last weekend I visited my friend Martin at his new job as pastor of the Evangelical Church in Dettenhausen. There are a number of features in the Church building that Martin pointed out to me … Continue reading

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How the Collect for Each Sunday Can Question Us about What We Want from God

Some of the changing emphases in Church life can be discerned from the changes in the collects that are set for each Sunday. They do what they say: that is ‘collect’ our thoughts and focus them on the one thing … Continue reading

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‘Ecclesiastical Teddy Bears’ and How They Help us Mature

Some things operate at such a fundamental level that I don’t even consider them,. Until I ear someone else talking about them, and then I’m off! Today this happened. A professor was talking about ‘objects’ and our relationship to them.  … Continue reading

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