I grew up in a fairly low liturgical environment, it was liturgical but in the sense that there was a shared structure and framework that I recognised when I went to other churches from the same tradition. It did, however, avoid a lot of the trappings and paraphernalia one tends to think of in a … Continue reading Is Liturgy a Means? Or an End?
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
Amusing myself to death
I've been struggling for some time in knowing where I fit in with Christianity. I know I am a Christian of some sort. It is God's truth, love, wisdom and beauty that keep me going, outside of it I am nothing. Despite this the conflict between my personal convictions and trying to work them out have been … Continue reading Amusing myself to death
Chrysostom, 1 Corinthians 14 and (Charismatic) tongues
For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding. 1 Corinthians 14:14-15 (NIV) I grew up … Continue reading Chrysostom, 1 Corinthians 14 and (Charismatic) tongues