Tag Archives: Christian Practice

On The Similarity Between The Common Testament Teaching and Jesus’ Teaching

  Recently in the readings for morning prayer, we have been going through the wisdom literature (Proverbs, and Ecclesiasticus). What struck me about this was just how much of Jesus’ teaching is already there! In the course of my reading, … Continue reading

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There is no ‘getting beyond’ Being in Christ.

In my time as a parish priest, there was always discussion about the value of church buildings. Some people would be committed to repairing the organ, and to retaining and maintaining the beautiful buildings that they had. Other people would … Continue reading

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How ‘Being a Bother’ Can Be A Good Thing

How many phone calls have you had that begin with the phrase ‘I’m sorry to bother you…but.” The person ringing feels as though to claim the time of another person is to be a ‘bother’ to them. Maybe they feel … Continue reading

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Some More on the ‘Liturgy’ of the Catwalk, and the ‘Liturgy’ of the Eucharist

have written once before about the channel ‘Fashion TV’. A friend of mine told me recently that many people sort of ‘surf past’ it and watch the channel for shorts bursts at a time. I am one of them. Recently, … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts On Liturgy: An Incomplete Image and The Common Cup

I am re-reading Margaret Visser’s book on St. Agnes’ Outside the Walls Church in Rome “The Geometry of Love”. It’s a wonderfully rich book, and I can thoroughly recommend it. As it happens, I myself  have been reflecting on a … Continue reading

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What Is “Temporal Bandwidth” And Why Should A Christian Care?

    I came across a really interesting idea in a post from the New York Review of Books. * The idea is called ‘Temporal Bandwidth”. Now before clicking ‘off’, have a listen to this. Bandwidth is an idea that … Continue reading

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Negotiating Between Cultures: What The Issue About Shaking Hands After Class Made Me Think About

In a school near Basel in Switzerland there has been some controversy recently  over the refusal of some Muslim students to follow the local custom   by shaking hands with their teachers at the end of a class. This situation represents … Continue reading

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