A homily for Christmas.

A HOMILY FOR MIDNIGHT MASS

by Gavin Ashenden

(John1:1-13)

Perhaps one of the things that is most universal in our experience as human beings is this sense of decay. We get old and things are not renewed; things begin to hurt; people suffer and they die; there is an entropy; there is a catastophe at the heart of life. We hope, we want, to live for ever; we want to stay full of energy, and full of health; and yet there is this corruption in us all which brings age, and then finally death. Continue reading “A homily for Christmas.”

What does it profit a bishop to give his soul, not for the whole world, but for transgenderism? Low drama, high farce and  spiritual tragedy in the C of E.

welby & Henderson

Dr Jules Gomes has described succinctly how Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn presided over the committee that designed the pastoral guidelines to use the baptism liturgy afresh for transgendered persons and then denounced himself for doing it. Continue reading “What does it profit a bishop to give his soul, not for the whole world, but for transgenderism? Low drama, high farce and  spiritual tragedy in the C of E.”

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