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Suspension of reality

I wrote about the lies we tell ourselves a little while back. There is a strange thing that happens - deep down we know the truth but we can't face it and so we carry on in denial, becoming quite defensive, especially if someone tries to point out th...
by Lesley's Blog on Apr 2, 2011

Top Twenty Twittering Clergy in the CofE (March)

Here are the results of the top twittering clergy for March, according to Twitter Grader (details of what it bases the algorithm on are below).... if you should be in the top 20 and I have overlooked you please put a comment on the post and I wi...
by Lesley's Blog on Apr 1, 2011

Do you believe in life after death?

When I was four, my mum was forty-nine and all of her friends had grown-up children. The women of the neighbourhood would have a coffee morning once a week and I would be the only child there. I was immaculately behaved and would sit on the floor doi...
by Lesley's Blog on Apr 1, 2011

Are you getting the maximum usage out of your vehicle?

h/t Estelle...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 31, 2011

Wednesday Wacky Web Round-Up

h/t nakedpastorThis doesn't get any easier - ten of the best this week, but from a very strong field:1. Clayboy has a very funny post with some people trying to save him from Hell2. Mike Rayner is bizarre and thought provokin...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 30, 2011

More repenting in Lent

h/t Distillery ChurchI have just read Gurdur's post, highlighting Bishop Nazir-Ali's view. Gurdur pulls no punches and tells Christians what he thinks:If you refuse to honestly look at what others -- secular others -- believe and value, and why,...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 30, 2011

Repenting during Lent - telling the truth

I mentioned in another post that I have had a lot of thinking time since I have been unwell, and it has been good for me. I am realising that I need to repent of some stuff. One of the things that has struck me are the ways in which we lie to ourselv...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 29, 2011

Even the Primates don't like the Covenant! #nocovenant

This is a Twitter stream from azbishop who is The Rt Rev. Kirk Smith, live tweeting The Episcopal Church House of Bishop's discussion of the proposed Anglican Covenant. They are joined by three Primates. You need to start at...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 29, 2011

The Best and Worst Diocesan Websites

I did a post on Church Websites and Branding a while back. I think it is really important to have good internet communications in order to be successful in our post-modern world. I noticed that the Church of England website has improved even more, be...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 28, 2011

What I wish I'd known before I started blogging

This post started off as a comment on Clayboy's post of the same title, after he encouraged me to take part in the conversation because I've chosen a much more personal voice. I find it a difficult question to answer. The blog has caused me stre...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 27, 2011

Rowan's Theology and the Anglican Covenant

I notice that on this blog there are two people that I quote more than any other. One is Richard Rohr and the other is Rowan Williams. I just love the way that they phrase things and say theological things. I love the sense of surrender and vulnerabi...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 27, 2011

Is God Unchanging and All-knowing?

Mike Rayner always writes fascinating and provocative sermons. I love them. The latest is questioning whether God is omniscient (Mike says no) and whether we can change God's mind (Mike says yes). He draws on the scriptures, in particular the Canaani...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 26, 2011

On being unwell

h/t eChurchThe video above made me cry. My dad has been in hospital for five weeks and sometimes I feel his quality of life is such that I wouldn’t want to carry on if I were him. I think this is faulty thinking though.I have turned a corner today...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 26, 2011

What happened in Sheffield?

Sheffield Diocesan Synod, 26th March 2011 Introduction to the Anglican Covenant Mrs Paver started by saying the synod would have its debate at a later date and for the time being she was just explaining why the Anglican Communion needed a covenant an...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 26, 2011

Forward in Faith meeting

A friend who is part of Forward in Faith was telling me about a meeting that they had in London on Wednesday 23rd March, to discuss the way forward. Forward in Faith are a group of Anglo-Catholic Christians who find the idea of women bishops on the s...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 25, 2011

Are we having a reasonable discussion?

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by Lesley's Blog on Mar 25, 2011

Church of England, Websites and Branding

Recently, I have been visiting Diocesan Websites to look for information about debates on the Anglican Covenant. I am going to ignore for the moment the content of the websites and my frustration that sometimes I can't glean this type of information...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 24, 2011

Shit happens.. or does it?

In my first year on the Ministry Course, training to be a Vicar, we had a big row in the 'Theological Reflection' class - did 'shit happen' or not?  This was a bit tricky for our lecturer, because he disliked the repeated use of the word 'shit'.
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 5, 2011

Top UK Female Christian Bloggers - Wikio for Mar(=Feb)

Having mentioned that I would like to see a more balanced picture in terms of men and women blogging in my corner of the blogosphere, I thought I would keep an eye on what is happening. I've highlighted the women in red, the men in blue, th...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 5, 2011

Working with the Press

One of the big highlights of the last few months for me has been the opportunity to work with the Press. A little while back I was on Radio 4 debating with Bishop Gregory Cameron, I've also had the opportunity to work with the No Anglican Covenant te...
by Lesley's Blog on Mar 4, 2011


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