Daily Archives: June 12, 2016

Local Coverage in the Orlando Sentinel Recommended for those who can Bear to Read about the Horror

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, America/U.S.A., Sexuality, Urban/City Life and Issues, Violence

Prayer for all those Impacted by the Horrible Events in Orlando and those Closest to them

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, America/U.S.A., Anthropology, Ethics / Moral Theology, Law & Legal Issues, Pastoral Theology, Police/Fire, Sexuality, Spirituality/Prayer, Theodicy, Theology, Urban/City Life and Issues, Violence

(BBC) In pictures: The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * Economics, Politics, * General Interest, * International News & Commentary, England / UK, History, Photos/Photography, Politics in General, Religion & Culture

(Mail on Sunday) Archbishop Welby writes on the EU Referendum

The 23rd June is a date on which we happily do not literally have to fight for our freedom or future, but we are going to make a choice that will change the lives of all of us, and the next generations, both for this country and indirectly for much of Europe. That choice should be made with the same ambition and vaulting idealism as those who gave so much in both wars.

Sacrifice, generosity, vision beyond self-interest, suffering for others, helping the helpless, these are some of the deeply Christian principles that have shaped us. They are principles that show us at our best, as an example to other countries, as a home of freedom and democracy, as a beacon of hope that shines around a dark world. They are forward looking virtues. Those who fought in two world wars were not looking back but forward. Those who built the EU after the two wars, in which millions of Europeans had died, looked forward.

The vision for our future cannot be only about ourselves. We are most human when we exist for others.

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Posted in * Anglican - Episcopal, * Economics, Politics, * International News & Commentary, --Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, England / UK, Ethics / Moral Theology, Europe, Foreign Relations, Politics in General, Theology

A Prayer to Begin the Day from George Appleton

Most loving Father, who willest us to give thanks for all things, to dread nothing but the loss of thee, and to cast all our care on thee who carest for us: Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that love which is immortal, and which thou hast manifested unto us in thy Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Posted in * Christian Life / Church Life, Spirituality/Prayer

From the Morning Scripture Readings

The Lord is King;he has put on splendid apparel;
the Lord has put on his apparel
and girded himself with strength.

He has made the whole world so sure *
that it cannot be moved.

–Psalm 93:1-2

Posted in Theology, Theology: Scripture

England show signs of promise, then squander a 1-0 lead at the end to get a tie w Russia in Euro2016

England were unrecognisable from the side knocked out of the 2014 World Cup after just five days and yet a similar story unfolded in Marseille. Roy Hodgson, at 68, holds the most coffee-stained birth certificate of any manager in France this summer and yet he has thrown together the youngest squad.

Tarred with a not entirely unjustified reputation for preferring a conservative, risk-management brand of football, Hodgson’s top-heavy troupe carry a vibrancy about them seldom witnessed in the past decade. Russia, however, were low hanging fruit and yet they still managed to penetrate a leaky back-four. For all of Hodgson’s intrepid intentions, it’s the same old story.

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Posted in * Culture-Watch, * International News & Commentary, England / UK, Europe, France, Men, Russia, Sports