Category Archives: Progressive Voices

New year, new ideas?

Recently added to this site are:

a link to “Worship Words“, a great UK-based resource offering free progressive worship resources using inclusive language! Liturgists are welcome to contribute to it, too; and

a new prayer by Rev Ken Irwin, “e Te Atua God, you come to us as Te Hou the wind…”. You might like to keep it in mind for Pentecost.

And here’s a great quote from Mark Searle, from the website of the Catholic Bishops Conference, about The Liturgical Year : te Whakaritenga e Tau:

“Picking up the liturgical calendar to see “where we are” in time, and “who we are”, according to the liturgical year is like choosing to ride the carousel of sayings and stories, songs and prayers, processions and silences, images and visions, symbols and rituals, feasts and fasts in which the mysterious ways of God are not merely presented, but experienced, not merely perused, but lived through – the challenge is to address ourselves to the liturgical year on its own terms, the terms of the imagination.”

May this year bring you many blessings!

from the conference: “ecology, theology & revolution”

Rev Dr Susan Jones’ introductory talk is now online. Susan welcomed attendees of the 2018 Common Ground conference with an overview of the conference’s theme and a brief history of “progressive” Christianity. Her presentation placed the “environment and ecology” message of the conference in the context of theology and the revolution we need to be a part of. Link to Ecology, Theology, Revolution

Also online is Susan’s Sunday morning reflection at St Andrew’s on The Terrace, for “Planet Earth Sunday” in the Season of Creation.

 

Faith, not belief

Two new resources added to the website:

Ian Harris’s latest ODT article: Say goodbye to belief and welcome to faith

A liturgical resource Affirmation of Faith—Living as if we matter by liturgist Bronwyn Angela White


Books by both these writers will be on sale at the Common Ground 2018 Conference, 7-9 September, St Andrew’s on The Terrace, Wellington – along with titles from  St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society) including Ian’s “Creating God, Re-Creating Christ” (SATRS, 1999)

Continue reading Faith, not belief

New resources on website

Check out these recently-added liturgical resources – hymn lyrics, prayers, reflection:

Let us reach down deep inside us – Susan Jones

We bring these prayers and gifts of money – Susan Jones

Hiroshima Sunday Reflection – Paul Barber

We give thanks for wise women and wise men – Wendy Matthews

Bless the creator who calls and inspires us! – Susan Jones

Raindrops pizzicato – Bronwyn Angela White


 Unless captioned differently, all photographs are © bronwyn angela white

“Witness to Change, Reflections on Reaching 100” – Lloyd Geering book launch

Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd Geering is launching his latest book “Witness to Change, Reflections on Reaching 100″ (Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers 2018)

Friday 17 August at 6.00 pm
Conference rooms 1 & 2 
St Andrew’s Conference Centre
30 The Terrace, Wellington (elevator available for those who need it)

Details on our Events pages