Trying to find a new Church when moving

The last few months have been unexpected for everyone, but for me I’ve been working from home most of this year and have the added joy that my wife is now expecting our second child. With this we’re realising that we will likely outgrow our two-bed flat and so we’re looking at potentially moving. Growing … Continue reading Trying to find a new Church when moving

‘If the Church of England really is a hallway…’ and other thoughts

It wasn’t long since I stepped away from the discernment process that lockdown began in the UK. A lot of my thinking about Church since then has been rendered pretty abstract since we can’t actually go anywhere, especially given we spent Easter in lockdown this year. Yet I can’t help but wonder what things will … Continue reading ‘If the Church of England really is a hallway…’ and other thoughts

Opposition to Incense in the Early Church Fathers and Anglicanism

There was a recent thread in a patristics group I contribute to on the topic of incense in the early church. As a topic it was never one I paid massive attention to but I found the ensuing discussion really fascinating. It’s not something done in my own tradition but I figured it might be … Continue reading Opposition to Incense in the Early Church Fathers and Anglicanism

The Many Rooms of the Anglican House: The Problem of the Infallible Interpreter and Why I Am Still An Anglican

Recently I’ve been reflecting on an awareness in myself to chafe at the idea of considering myself an Anglican. It’s been an uncomfortable feeling but I’ve noticed it has start to colour my interactions with others. On reflection I can't help but describe it as a side effect of this extended period of cognitive dissonance … Continue reading The Many Rooms of the Anglican House: The Problem of the Infallible Interpreter and Why I Am Still An Anglican

Prayer and Grace as an in-app purchase in the 21st century

I recently read about an article about an App in India which commissions Hindu prayers for payment. It opens… How can i get a divine intervention for my career? That’s the question Ravi Ganne, a young investment banker in Bangalore, typed into Google seven years ago. His search results led him to the website of … Continue reading Prayer and Grace as an in-app purchase in the 21st century