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Ten Facts You Should Know About Repentance

“Repent,” urged Peter, “and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). These divinely inspired words, spoken on the Day of Pentecost, the annual holy day that became the “birthday” of the New […]

Brief Explanation of How Anglican Services are Organized (borrowed from Warkworth Parish)

This post is borrowed from Warkworth Parish on the Northshore of Auckland, a parish of the Auckland Diocese. They have this on their website, we felt it has something to offer for one who may not have a history of our worship, the what and why. It’s not a deep theological or effectual missiological treatise, […]

How to Pray the Collect Way: Let’s Go Deeper than Grocery List Prayers

How to Pray the Collect Way: Let’s Go Deeper than Grocery List Prayers By Scot McKnight|March 24th, 2021 www.anglicancompass.com You pray more often than you realize Prayer is far more common than we realize, that is, if we take the meditations of the Book of Psalms as a guide. There we encounter the Bible’s own […]

My brother’s death made me an angry atheist. But kindness made me a Christian

P A T H E O S . C O M There are many things that cause people to question God’s existence. The presence of suffering in the world and our own lives is often a key factor. This was the case for Mike Arnold who lost his faith at the age of 7. Jana […]

A liturgy of Lament is Key to Victorious Christian Living

Dr Rev Paul Metger 21 February 2021. www.patheos.com I submit this article for our consideration and reading. I have long commented on this topic. For too long God’s people have lived by a secular, non, pagan calendar, organized by pagan world views and for almost all, this meaning is lost, but it is today nothing […]

Structured to Engage (article on St Christophers in Oct 2020 Diocesan publication.)

Sermon at Service of Evensong and Enthronement as 98th Archbishop of York

18 October 2020 1 This is an edited sermon of ++Steven, Archbishop of York at his enthronement in York Cathedral. His fresh, inspiring, lifting and tacit poignant words will send you to watch the video of this sermon – in its full. I recommend it to you with full commendation. ~ Michael Video of full […]

Comment conversation/discussion on use of and transformational power of “ritual”

Please take a moment and read the article and then engage with the conversation at the end.  While this article isn’t perfect and does not directly engage worship ritual, individual or congregational, it deals with sociology and psychology of people, and therefore is linked in the comments afterwards. We need highly formal rituals in order to […]

The Religious Life of Gen Z & what next?

THIS IS NOT JUST AN IMPORTANT ARTICLE TO READ – IT IS A VITAL ARTICLE YOU MUST READ!  Give the article a read (see link at bottom) then, give this a read… You may not like it – but I can testify as any other missiologist of the western society will attest, it is deadly […]

Peace vs Christ

Why commend this article to you? Simple really – we’re humanly much more disposed to say nothing, “peace at all costs” rather than discerningly and shrewdly, and socially handling well, the confrontation issue, the “push back” on things that are not true, or inaccurate, and it seems, because Christians are supposed to always be “nice” […]