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  • Leonardo Boff on sacrament
    ‘The sacraments are not the private property of the sacred hierarchy. They are basic constituents of human life. Faith sees grace present in the most elementary acts of life. So it visualizes them and elevates them to the sacramental level.’ ‘Daily life is full of sacraments. In the archeology of everyday life the sacraments thrive […]
  • ‘The New Parish’: a book worth reading
    Some time back I was asked to endorse the book The New Parish: How Neighbourhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community by Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen. It was one of those times when a ‘yes’ was easy. I’ve followed the ministry of these three from afar for some time. The growing influence of their […]
  • Words for Good Friday
    Beautiful words for this Good Friday from my friend Beth Barnett a man who doubts a man who cries a man who shouts in desperation to the skies a man who dies this is our God a world at war a world that groans a world in pain a world alone a world without a […]
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