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The Symbolism of a Deep, Spirit filled and Evangelical Faith.

I saw an article in the English “Church Times” where the author was calling for an end to bishops’ wearing of Mitres. The main argument for not wearing a mitre is that this practice has lost its message for those … Continue reading

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Reflections on Same Sex Marriage

Yesterday, at the announcement of the results of the postal survey senator Penny Wong burst into tears. I joined in. I asked myself ‘Why did you do that Paul?” Back came the answer ‘Because you too know what it is … Continue reading

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How I Also Am Prone To Using Clichés

Recently I found out that I am as much subject to using clichés as anyone else.   Listen to this. I was speaking to my sister who was telling me about her recent experiences in their gospel reflection group. They … Continue reading

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What Happens If We Only Have Honorary Clergy?

I have been thinking in retirement about the future of the Church: “So tell me something I don’t know’ I hear you say! But the other day, I thought of something new, sort of. Here is the context. When I … Continue reading

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Three Theses Nailed On The Door Of Our Church

Every now and again, some kind of passion wells up in me, and out comes a stream of thoughts about what is important to me, and where I think some people have gone wrong. So I want to share it … Continue reading

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A Theological Idea About History

Often on Facebook I get a funny picture called ‘Anglican Church Memes’. I was already familiar with Richard Dawkins idea of ‘the selfish gene’. Here he claims that the unit of evolution is not at the level of the organism … Continue reading

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My Go At Thinking About The Same-Sex Marriage Issue, As A Christian.

The debate about same-sex marriage was another topic that came up during my recent conversation with my friend Stephen. Here is something that we agreed on: that many of the opponents of this idea from within the Church, oppose it … Continue reading

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