This is going to be one of those book reviews where I end up reviewing the issue rather than the book itself – the issue of who should administer the sacrament of Holy Communion within the Anglican Church – just priests (also known as presbyters), or also deacons and lay persons? So let me indulge [...]
Archive for October, 2008
I’ve been away on leave for most of this week. And two things have happened. Firstly – the synod of the Diocese of Sydney passed a significant more-effectual-than-any-previous motion relating to lay and diaconal administration of Holy Communion; and secondly – I read the book The Lord’s Supper in Human Hands which is a (very [...]
I’m wondering if this will start something of a flame war. I’m going to be deliberately blunt – but don’t let that stop you leaving a comment with your own point of view. The Australian government is proposing a mandatory ISP-level filter on Internet access for all Australians – banning sites that, by some unknown [...]
My bishop, John Harrower, recently released his report on his Lambeth experience on the diocesan website. It his since been picked up and promulgated by a number of Anglican-news-collating blogs. Understandably, but regrettably in some ways, they have mostly picked up on the “juicy” controversial paragraphs about the critique of the indaba process. The report [...]
It’s taken me a while to get around to it because I’ve had other things on my mind but I just signed the petition for “Members of the Global Anglican Communion supporting ANiC churches in Vancouver.” I’m not one who signs petitions quickly or lightly. What exactly am I lending my name to here? Is [...]
Steve Chalke’s Change Agents is literary finger food. Basically it is a series of 25 articles of the kind you would normally find on a blog somewhere as Steve Chalke, the leader of the church.co.uk and Oasis networks in England gives some snippets, some insights, some self-indulgent catharsis, and the occasional gratuitous anecdote. It’s a [...]
I saw this video in a recent TED talk. Without concurring with it all it says, I like how it unpacks a virtual mentality that geeks and gamers around the world can understand. My heart beats with a desire to merge this reality with Truth. Comments welcome, interested in your thoughts.
Some significant stuff is going on at church. Find out how to pray for us at this time on my other blog.
It’s been a while since I read a book that was as academic as Clive Hamilton‘s The Freedom Paradox. The book is centred around a desire to construct a philosophical basis for morality, ethics and societal operations that are beyond modernistic rationality but which is not dogmatically asserted or mystically ungraspable. It is a dense [...]