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Tradition | Nick Baines's Blog

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nickbaines.wordpress.com - When the Apostle Paul rode on to the road to Damascus he clearly didn't expect to have his life abruptly interrupted and radically challenged. But, that is exactly what happened. And the challenge ...

18 April 2014

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archbishopofyork.org - After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, als...

Good Friday: This is not the end

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eauk.org - I can't even begin to imagine what horror it must be to hold the dead, lifeless body of someone you have loved. As South African athlete Oscar Pistorius – who denies killing his girlfriend Reeva St...

Hollywood, the Bible, and Bishop Gene Robinson

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stateofbelief.com - Hollywood, the Bible, and Bishop Gene Robinson State of Belief is excited to welcome back the Right Rev. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop installed in the Episcopal Church, a leader in th...

Top 10 tips for atheists this Easter - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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abc.net.au - Atheists should drop their easily dismissed scientific, philosophical or historical arguments against Christianity, and instead quiz believers about Old Testament violence and hell, writes John Dic...

Justin Welby: the hard-nosed realist holding together the Church of England | UK news

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theguardian.com - Justin Welby now looks like the best archbishop of Canterbury the Church of England could possibly have, but when he was appointed he was almost unknown, and had only been a diocesan bishop for nin...

Good Friday and Easter: After Rwanda

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thingsunseen.co.uk - In the early 1990s, Scottish Tearfund health worker Lesley Strachan met and married Rwandan pastor Charles Bilinda. Less than 18 months after the wedding, in April 1994, he vanished in the genocide...

God's Amnesty

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archbishopofyork.org - “If I ruled the world,” goes the song, “if I ruled the world, every day would be the first day of Spring”. Lovely song, nice sentiments, but confounded by history and experience. In reality, all th...

Praying for Denise Inge | All Saints Worcester Praying for Denise Inge

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allsaintsworcester.org.uk - PRAYING FOR DENISE INGE: latest update (17th April, 3pm) In the few months since we last posted an update lots has been happening for Denise. She has finished editing her book about asking some big...

Establishment and Locality

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andrewrumsey.wordpress.com - The Prime Minister’s recent ‘Christian nation’ comments have been a poker in the coals for the combustible question of the Church of England’s disestablishment. Rarely dormant for long, it was ragi...

Wolf Tide eBook: Catherine Fox: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

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amazon.co.uk - Product Description 17 year-old Anabara Nolio is descended from a long line of warriors. From the Gull People on her father’s side has the ability to fly, and from her highborn Galen mother she has...

Cranmer: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit

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archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.co.uk - Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they...

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America’s passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died a...

Words of Jesus on the cross

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dotCommonweal Blog | Commonweal Magazine

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commonwealmagazine.org -  “Before the feast of Passover [Pascha], Jesus, knowing that his hour had come that he should pass out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the ...

Brand Christianity? An Easter message from Steve Clifford

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eauk.org - We live in a world obsessed with brands: I am what I wear, I am the music that I listen to, the team I support, the paper I read - even, God forgive us, the church I attend. Billions are spent by o...

Easter break and a reflection on the message of the cross « God and Politics in the UK

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godandpoliticsuk.org - The time has come for God and Politics to have its annual Easter break. Things will be quiet here for a couple of weeks allowing for a guest post that’s on its way. Thank you again for taking the t...

Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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abc.net.au - As an intellectual movement, Christianity has a head start on atheism. So it's only natural that believers would find some of the current arguments against God less than satisfying. In the interest...

Jesus on the cross: Reflection 7

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Young people stepping forward to be clergy of the future

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bpdt.wordpress.com - The Economist carries a report on growing numbers of young people choosing to train for ordination in the Church of England, with 113 candidates in their 20s training last year. One curate quoted s...

Crucifixion in Abuja, Nigeria

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jessezink.com - On this day, Good Friday, Christians commemorate one moment of crucifixion two thousand years ago—but we also reflect on all the other moments of crucifixion that continue to take place in our worl...

Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving - Yahoo News

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news.yahoo.com - WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and no...

Faith in Politics? Lecture by Gordon Brown

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rowanwilliams.archbishopofcanterbury.org - In place of these, Mr Brown called for a “deliberative democratic politics, one in which the ethical basis of decisions is at its forefront, and in which we debate not only the ‘how’ of policy but ...

WATCH LIVE: Pope Francis washes the feet of the disabled for Holy Thursday

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religionnews.com - (RNS) Pope Francis is participating in a Holy Thursday rite of foot-washing at a center for the elderly and disabled in Rome. Last year, Francis made a splash when he performed the same rite at a y...

The Diocese of Ely - News & Events - Bishop of Ely’s Chrism Eucharist Sermon 2014

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ely.anglican.org - At this Chrism Eucharist, I have to begin my address with thanks to Hugh McCurdy. It is always a good idea for bishops to thank archdeacons, not least because bishops don’t say it enough. In this p...

Pope to priests: Look for the exit, go out into world, serve with love

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ncronline.org - A priest is called to be in the midst of his flock, protecting his people, searching for those who are lost and always serving those in need, Pope Francis told the world's priests. If a priest want...

Socialists who would valiant be - Voices - The Independent

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independent.co.uk - Like any great cause, Christianity has been used for dubious and sometimes cruel purposes that are wholly at odds with its essential message. At its best, though, it has inspired people for almost ...

Cameron, his faith and moral code | @guardianletters | Politics

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theguardian.com - Before the prime minister proclaimed his born-again Christianity (I'm evangelical about Christianity – Cameron, 17 April), did he reconnect with verses 44 and 45 of chapter 2 of Acts of the Apostle...

Good Friday means death, but Easter is about new beginnings (From The Northern Echo)

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thenorthernecho.co.uk - IN an Easter message, the Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, the Dean of Durham, argues the season is one of change, but hope and expectation. GOOD Friday means a death. Easter means a resurrection. T...

Motorbike and guide dog feature in town's story of Easter (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)

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maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk - An actor performing as Jesus will enter South Woodham Ferrers on a Harley Davidson motorbike. One Life, One Passion - the story of Easter - will be performed in the town centre at 11am tomorrow and...

Interview for Catholic Herald

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margaretthatcher.org - I was given directions by the porter in the main lobby of the House of Commons and found my own way to the office of the Leader of the Opposition at the far end of the building. This caused some up...

Archbishop's sermon at Maundy Thursday Chrism Service

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archbishopofcanterbury.org - Having done two family weddings in here in the last three months, my instinctive reaction is to ask you if you know any reason in law why ........? The diagnosis of fear is straightforward. There a...

BBC News - Who, What, Why: Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?

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bbc.co.uk - It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion. So why is it called Good Friday? According to the Bible, the son of God was flogged, ordered to carry the cross on which he wou...

 The Great Exchange |  Portsmouth Diocesan Website

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portsmouth.anglican.org - The cross is the place where everything becomes overturned. The gospel writers detail the trials of Jesus not to show the guilt of the judges but to show the innocence of the defendant. All that Je...

… and ticking … | Passion in real time - a retreat for Holy Week

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passioninrealtime.wordpress.com - Then two bandits were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘You who would destroy the temple and build it in th...

Discovering Jesus

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discovering-jesus.com - Discovering Jesus through Asian Eyes is a new 8 week course, that is the first publication of its kind to answer 16 key questions that the main religions of the South Asian and East Asian Diaspora ...

A call to persevere at the Chrism Eucharist - The Diocese of St. Asaph

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stasaph.churchinwales.org.uk - Bishop Gregory encouraged clergy and laity from across the Diocese of St Asaph to “persevere” during his sermon at Maundy Thursday’s Chrism Eucharist. During the service at St Asaph Cathedral the c...

Pope Francis kisses feet of women and Muslim man in Maundy Thursday rite | World news

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theguardian.com - Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 disabled people – several of them women and one a Muslim man – as he brought his inclusive touch to a Maundy Thursday rite restricted to men under prev...

 The Crucifixion |  Portsmouth Diocesan Website

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portsmouth.anglican.org - When it comes to describing Jesus’ death by crucifixion, the gospel writers make no attempt to arouse our emotions: they simply state what happened. Yet what happened was horrific. For the Romans, ...

Gloucester Diocese | Sermons & Speeches

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Diocese of Lichfield

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lichfield.anglican.org - "What could make the brutal murder of an innocent victim 'good news'?" In 60 seconds, Reverend Daniel Njuguna from Wednesbury tells the story of Good Friday. Jesus sacrificed his life, dying a humi...

Yorkshire dioceses will celebrate Paschal rebirth

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churchtimes.co.uk - ON EASTER DAY, millions of people in Yorkshire will awake to a new reality. At 11.59 p.m. the previous day, three dioceses will have ceased to be. In their place will be the diocese of West Yorkshi...

Videos: Finding solutions to the discipleship deficit

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Sermon at the 2014 Chrism Mass — Diocese of Salisbury

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salisbury.anglican.org - “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer” (Romans 12.12) At the start of his Galilean ministry in Luke’s Gospel Jesus entered the synagogue in Nazareth and read from the scrol...

First New Diocese For More Than 85 years Will Be Created On Easter…

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archbishopofyork.org - The new diocese stretches from Huddersfield and Holmfirth in the south-west to Richmond and the River Tees in the north-east  and from Barnsley in the south-east to Bainbridge in the north west. Wi...

Relax, Ukraine is Not Ordering Its Jews to Register

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newrepublic.com - Today, the Western press caught up with the Ukrainian rumor mill: apparently, the People's Republic of Donetsk had ordered all Jews over the age of 16 to pay a fee of $50 US and register with the n...

Easter week celebrations around the world – in pictures | Life and style

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theguardian.com - Christian believers around the world mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus

David Cameron won't win votes by calling Britain a Christian country | Polly Toynbee | Comment is free

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theguardian.com - A surprise "Dear Polly" message lands in my inbox from the Conservative Christian Fellowship wishing me a peaceful and blessed Easter and bringing with it a YouTube link to the prime minister's Eas...

BBC News - Kay Goldsworthy, Australia's first woman bishop, at Westminster Abbey for Easter

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bbc.co.uk - "This is the first time I've ever celebrated Easter in spring," says Australia's first Anglican woman bishop as the April sun lights up the lodgings in Westminster Abbey's cloisters, where she is s...

Civil servants sent on course telling them how to 'do God': Many don't know basics of Christianity

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dailymail.co.uk - Civil servants are being given lessons on religion amid fears that many have no understanding of Christianity and other faiths. In a sign of the increasing secularisation of our public services, em...

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