Posts tagged Mission

Washing up listening: Insight into ecumenism.

Sometimes, when washing up gets boring, I listen to something. This week I listened to an audio of a talk given by the philosopher Peter Kreeft, entitled “Ecumenism without compromise.” (For those who take in information better when it is read, here is the transcript.) It is very thought provoking and while I was listening, [...]

Heart and Soul 3: Living in the Spirit.

I began reports on Jo Gilbert’s workshop on Christian Community with her explanation of Koinonia. She had talked about how communion is rooted in the life of the Trinity and is our deepest vocation, as individuals and for the Church. She went on to look at how this communion, this koinonia comes out of experience [...]

“Thou”-For those who know each other.

Listening to my Spanish CDs this weekend reminded me of something. The teacher introduced the informal way of talking by describing it as the “thou” form. Many years ago, when studying Medieval literature for my degree, I was taught that thou came to be used in informal or familiar circumstances. “Thou” form of pronouns were [...]

Mgr Keith at St Mary Magdelen, Brighton

On Thursday evening a small group from Eastbourne went over to St Mary Magdelen in Brighton. Our Ordinary, Mgr Keith Newton had been invited to speak on the future of Ecumenism as part of the church’s 150th Anniversary. Having recovered from a long, stuffy train ride from London with the help of Mary’s wonderful hospitality, [...]

Unity and mission.

I was particularly struck by the post on the South West Ordinariate blog today. Fr Ian not only explains clearly and gently about the mission of the Ordinariate but it, along with the video he has posted, is also very inspiring. Enjoy!

The Shepherds, the Sheep and the local Church

Last Sunday, we contemplated the Good Shepherd. He knows his sheep, calls them to follow him and protects them, laying down his life. This image is one that crops up time and time again. Jesus is drawing on an Old Testament tradition. God’s relationship to the People of Israel is described in these terms. It [...]