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The power of symbolic action #pisky #anglican #ecobishops

Here at the Eco-Bishops Conference, we are coming to the end of our time together. We are all professional talkers and conference goers. So the question of whether we might together engage in some symbolic action – something which has … Continue reading

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Learning from indigenous peoples. #pisky #ecobishops #anglican

We need to learn from the experience of indigenous peoples. One of the themes which has been emerging here at the Eco-Bishops Conference has been the need to recover and learn from the wisdom and experience of indigenous peoples. The … Continue reading

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With the Eco-Bishops. #ecobishops. #pisky. #anglican

‘Maybe a little piece of heaven ….?’ I said enquiringly to Andrew Deitsche, Bishop of New York as we headed into the Eco-Bishops dinner in a winery in Stellenbosch this evening. A beautiful South African evening in a lovely place … Continue reading

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Coherent Communion

It has often been stated that what the Anglican Communion offers is a way of being a global church without a centralised authority. But how to cohere – in the sense of holding together? Previous generations spoke of bonds of … Continue reading

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Eco-Bishops Meeting in South Africa

I’ll be writing more about this – but this is the reason why I am in South Africa at present THE ECO-BISHOPS ARE COMING TO CAPE TOWN Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, Chair of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network, is calling together … Continue reading

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Revisiting South Africa

I first came here in 2003 – on sabbatical from ministry in Northern Ireland. Many of us who were struggling to make an impact on the relentless sectarianism of Northern Ireland came to South Africa to get a flavour of … Continue reading

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Driverless

Lots more today about the arrival of the driverless car. At present it looks fairly much a local ‘take me to the shops’ kind of thing. So it will be important when I get a bit older and they say, … Continue reading

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Nurture

It was a good day yesterday – I was in St Margaret’s, Leven, for the baptism of Elsa Helen Laura. Elsa is the child of Thomas Brauer, our Diocesan Missioner and his wife Cheryl. Else’s baptism became a day of … Continue reading

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Shorn

Yesterday was the most beautiful morning – bright and crystal clear. I was doing a bit of personal housekeeping. First a visit to my Pastoral Supervisor. That’s another case of ‘We didn’t need one of those before’. Then a haircut. … Continue reading

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Never needed one of these before

This is Revd Thomas Brauer who has just begun ministry as our Diocesan Missioner. Thomas has spent the last two and a half years as Rector of our Central Fife Group of congregations. So he knows about the long, slow … Continue reading

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