Comments for http://www.bishopdavid.net Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:19:07 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on From the middle outwards.      #pisky by Graham Vahey http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/07/from-the-middle-outwards-pisky/#comment-337516 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:19:07 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5435#comment-337516 I well recall that Conor Cruise O’Brien was a regular contributor to the Irish Times, which i used to read. Far right wing theories abounded even from the 1930’s. Indeed, it was common in Britain at least for the intelligentsia to belong to the Communist Party of Great Britain, to counter the rise in fascism. I stopped reading the Irish Times many years ago in favour of the Irish Independant. I’m still pondering whether it was due to editorial change or change within me.

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Comment on Mission is Centrifugal by Kelvin Holdsworth http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/07/mission-is-centrifugal/#comment-337082 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:18:37 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5425#comment-337082 Your comment about MYCMI does show a deep misunderstanding of what it was about.

There was never an understanding in any aspect of Mission 21 that I was involved in that people were just going to wash up at our doors.

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Comment on Come and bring your devices!    #pisky #GC78 by david http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/06/come-and-bring-your-devices-pisky/#comment-336633 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:28:45 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5398#comment-336633 I know – it tells us that when people lose the language of the Book of Common Prayer they lose the understanding that ‘devices’ is not a neutral word. And then there is PD James

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Comment on Come and bring your devices!    #pisky #GC78 by Eamonn http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/06/come-and-bring-your-devices-pisky/#comment-336613 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:59:38 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5398#comment-336613 ‘We have followed too much the devices…’

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Comment on With the Ancestors.   #pisky #GC78 by david http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/06/with-the-ancestors-pisky/#comment-336530 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:55:02 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5392#comment-336530 Thanks Tony. I hope you are both well. I seem to have got most of my energy back now – I’m at the General Convention of TEC in Salt Lake City at present.

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Comment on With the Ancestors.   #pisky #GC78 by Tony Fitchett http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/06/with-the-ancestors-pisky/#comment-336523 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:16:27 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5392#comment-336523 An interesting picture, which reminded me of the high dog-collars worn previously. My grandfather collapsed more than once when preaching from the pulpit in St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin [unavoidable as bishop] but not when in other pulpits. Eventually his doctor realized his carotid body was a bit sensitive, and that when he was in the high St Paul’s pulpit he had to look down to relate to the congregation, so that the high collar dug into his neck, pressed on the carotid body, and thus slowed down his heart rate dramatically. A lower collar solved the problem.

Please give our love and best wishes to Katharine and Ian, and to David Rice if you meet up with him in the House of Bishops.

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Comment on The Holy Week lump in the throat by Elizabeth Benton http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/04/the-holy-week-lump-in-the-throat/#comment-334032 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:19:13 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5302#comment-334032 Dear Bishop David
Thank you for making our (and especially my) Holy Week so special. It meant such a lot to share it with somebody who actually was emotionally& spiritually involved with the passion story and its triumphant outcome and who CARED.
Elizabeth

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Comment on Eco-Bishops Meeting in South Africa by Primus of Scottish Episcopal Church attending Eco-Bishops Meeting in South Africa. | http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/02/eco-bishops-meeting-in-south-africa/#comment-318175 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:33:20 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5251#comment-318175 […] on his blog Bishop David […]

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Comment on Eco-Bishops Meeting in South Africa by Eleanor Charman http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/02/eco-bishops-meeting-in-south-africa/#comment-317225 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:35:38 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5251#comment-317225 Good to see some activity in this arena. I’d be interested to hear more on this, and just how much of this is percolating into our churches. I do hope that each participant is also carbon offsetting their travel to and from South Africa?

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Comment on Revisiting South Africa by david http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/02/revisiting-south-africa/#comment-317188 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:42:47 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5249#comment-317188 I think that part of the fascination of South Africa is that it manages to be both ‘good news and bad news’

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Comment on Revisiting South Africa by david http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/02/revisiting-south-africa/#comment-317187 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:41:17 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5249#comment-317187 And ‘walk to church’ Sunday and clergy on bicycles – except in hilly parishes like Holy Trinity Joanmount. To be a bit more serious – it’s noticeable that in the SEC people coming to meetings in Edinburgh almost all come by public transport. And I think that rural broadband speed is actually a ‘green’ issue because of the potential for moving meetings on line

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Comment on Revisiting South Africa by Peter Kerr http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/02/revisiting-south-africa/#comment-317055 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:13:57 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5249#comment-317055 Hi David, Interested to read about your peregrinations, most recently in South Africa to talk about climate change. Why don’t all you primates issue a decree that all churches should have solar panels installed or be closed. Just think, all those south facing roofs! Powerful symbolic act in support of reducing carbon emissions while filling up the church coffers at the same time. Veritable win-win.
Regards to Nick Holtam (my Lord of Salisbury)
P.S. Don’t pass down to Diocesan Advisory boards for discussion. Just do on threat of excommunication!

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Comment on Revisiting South Africa by Dr John Dinnen http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/02/revisiting-south-africa/#comment-316988 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:57:15 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5249#comment-316988 N Ireland still hasn’t sorted out anything approaching “Truth and Reconciliation”. I look forward to reading about the rest of your trip!

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Comment on Shorn by Karen Gaskell http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/02/shorn/#comment-315595 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:00:38 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5243#comment-315595 We should not underestimate the importance of creating space (and time) – to listen to God, to one another and those innermost stirrings in our heart. Put all 3 together and mix in the Holy Spirit and hopefully we will find God’s pathway, particularly at this time as we begin the Lenten journey.

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Comment on Holocaust by Dr John Dinnen http://www.bishopdavid.net/2015/01/holocaust/#comment-297434 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.bishopdavid.net/?p=5234#comment-297434 A moving posting, bringing it nearer home by including Ireland. My wife and I brought our children to see Belsen not long after the Iron Curtain came down.
I hope the Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace soon, as well as the peoples of Syria, Iraq and Nigeria etc.

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