Author Archives: kiwianglo

About kiwianglo

Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.

Richard Rohr, OFM – The realm of Personal Experience

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Week Twenty-Five: Spiritual Direction The Importance of Experience No matter the religion or denomination in which we are raised, our spirituality still comes through the first filter of our own … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

U.S. Conservative Catholic Bishops – A step too far?

In defiance of Vatican, US bishops vote to advance Communion document Motion to draft document passes by 75% of the bishops’ conference Jun 18, 2021by Christopher WhitePeoplePoliticsVaticanThis article appears in the USCCB Spring Assembly 2021 and Bishops, Biden and Communion feature series. Los Angeles Archbishop … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Richard Rohr, OFM – Shadowlands 2

This further exploration by the Franciscan author, Richard Rohr, OFM, gives us a practical guide on hiow do deal with our ‘shadow side’ in further maturation (Father Ron Smith, Christchurch). ———————————————————-Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Shadow in Christianity – Richard Rohr, OFM

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Week Twenty-Four: Shadow Work The Shadow in Christianity We can patiently accept not being good. What we cannot bear is not being considered good, not appearing good.—St. Francis of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Making Ourselves ‘Other’

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Jayne Ozanne by the Very Revd Nicholas Henshall, Dean of Chelmsford It is a privilege to respond to the Via Media series of moving and challenging reflections on LGBT+ Christians experience of the Church and the wider implications of that experience … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bishop David Walker (Manchester) on ‘Conversion Therapy’

I proffer this latest update on the Church of England’s debate on ‘Conversion Therapy’, which claims to be the ‘answer’ to the supposed ‘problem’ of a person’s gender/sexuality status being different from the binary ‘norm’. Bishop David is a wel’known … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Conversion Therapy – a godly exercise?

Trigger Warning! Posted on June 8, 2021 by Jayne Ozanne by the Venerable Peter Leonard, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight and Chair of OneBodyOneFaith Have you noticed how often this warning appears on social media posts or blogs in recent years? A … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Another Way is Possible….”

Posted on June 5, 2021 by Jayne Ozanne by the Revd Nick Bundock, Team Rector of St James & Emmanuel, Didsbury I just want you to re-read that phrase again because it’s really important. Another way is possible.  I’m able to say that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

N.C.R. Challenges U.S.Bishops to Deny Communion to the President

Editorial: Why we support the bishops’ plan to deny Communion to Biden Jun 3, 2021by NCR Editorial StaffOpinionPeopleVaticanThis article appears in the Bishops, Biden and Communion feature series. View the full series. President Joe Biden waves as he departs Holy Trinity Catholic Church April … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Richard Rohr, a Franciscan take on Doubt & Faith

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Week Twenty-Two: An Evolving Faith An Evolving Faith Includes Doubt In my mind, one of the markers of an evolving faith is an ability to integrate doubt—to hold the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment