Rose-Coloured Spectacles

Susan Russell must be wearing them. Because either she’s got the best “half-full” attitude that I’ve seen in a long time or she’s in complete denial. Commenting on the recent Living Church report she reckons, on the basis of this statement: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has been allotted two sessions of next month’s primates’ […]

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something that shouldn’t slip under the Bar – Ecclesiastical Law Society Conference, Liverpool (UK)

What do you call a group of lawyers? Well, one answer might be the “Ecclesiastical Law Society“, a UK organisation, Patronised by ++Canterbury and ++York, that seeks to promote the study of ecclesiastical and canon law, particularly in the Church of England and those churches in communion with it. . Now, normally that sort of […]

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Giles Fraser … [fill the rest in yourself]

I know I shouldn’t but I find Fraser compulsively addicting – like watching a car crash. This week Fraser wants us to think about scapegoats. It starts off well enough with this quote: âœTHEN AARON shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of […]

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more from Fraser, this time blatant straw-manning

from dictionary.com: straw man -noun a mass of straw formed to resemble a man, as for a doll or scarecrow. a person whose importance or function is only nominal, as to cover another’s activities; front. a fabricated or conveniently weak or innocuous person, object, matter, etc., used as a seeming adversary or argument: The issue […]

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Giles Fraser thinks Jesus is wrong again

Fraser really can’t help himself. This time it’s a review of Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto that he wrote for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. Now Fraser, as we already know, is no friend of the Christian faith (despite being himself ordained). A main player for “Inclusive Church” he seems to have great difficulty with […]

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Jesus on “open table fellowship”

Perhaps the Revisionists are right. They keep going on about how Jesus practiced “open table fellowship” with everyone. of course He did: Mark 14:17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will […]

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Anglican Blog Awards, results

Thanks to all of you that voted. However, shame on the rest of you who sat idly by and didn’t vote! In true American Idol style the end result did not reflect the actual underlying sentiment 😉 Congratulations to Kew Continuum, who ultimately blasted Andy and I away with a sneaky appeal for votes at […]

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New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year to all our readers! New Year is a time when people make resolutions, turn over a new leaf. While it’s customary to pick some for ourselves I thought it might be appropriate today, the first day of the year, to suggest one for the Presiding Bishop of TEC, Katherine Jefferts-Schori. And it’s […]

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