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State of Parish Address

I arrived at St Martin’s on the Feast of the Most Glorious and Most Holy Trinity -in secular time the 15th June 2014. At the outset, I felt it was important to set a few immediate priorities, ones that would … Continue reading

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Identity and Global Tensions and Other Good Stuff

Identity- a moving target Last week in my entry titled Adoption http://relationalrealities.com/2015/01/10/adoption/ I touched on the nature of identity. Identity remains a source of continual tension for the contemporary Western person because we have multiple, competing and overlapping sources of … Continue reading

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Adoption

Initial Reflections I am so glad to get back to Mark’s Gospel. There is a radical immediacy in the Marcan presentation of Jesus that leaves the reader in little doubt that God is breathlessly at work in the world. There … Continue reading

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Finding Enchantment In A Disenchanted Age

I I want to say to you all, visitors, annually returning old friends, spiritual seekers, and regular members the Episcopal Church welcomes you! Whoever you are, what- ever you think you believe or don’t believe, know that you are in … Continue reading

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Let it be!

Recapping the argument Advent frames three human experiences: expectation, preparation, and waiting. Expectation is tricky. How much expectation can we allow or even tolerate? Preparation is more comfortable, being busy is a wonderful distraction for anxious people. Most of us … Continue reading

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Dreaming Good News is Hoping and Loving in the Waiting

Measuring time The birth of Christ is for us, the pivotal point of history. Western Civilization calibrates time according to whether events happen before or after the birth of Christ. The centuries before Christ count forward or actually backward as it were, … Continue reading

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We are who we have been waiting for (Alice Miller)

For me, the hardest experience of all is that of waiting. Increasingly, waiting forms my understanding of Advent. In as much as Advent is a time for preparation, the is to tolerate the waiting. It is important how we wait. In what state – fearfully, with complacency, or hopefully, do we wait? Continue reading

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