New Monasticism: Abbot Stuart Burns

The second in this interview series is with Abbot Stuart Burns from Mucknell Abbey. He has recently retired from office but remains part of the community. I had the pleasure of listening to Abbot Stuart when he visited the Community of St Anselm, but sadly didn’t get a chance to visit Mucknell Abbey like some […]

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New Monasticism: Anders Litzell

In February of this year, my husband Jonathan and I went to Stroud, NSW and spoke to the Advisory Council for Anglican Religious Life in Australia. We were asked to speak about New Monasticism and as part of my research, I interviewed several leaders of Communities. I thought I’d start with Anders Litzell, as he […]

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Lenten Book Club – Dethroning Mammon

Last year I attempted to start a book club at Lambeth Palace for Lent. The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book that year was ‘I am With You’ by Katherine Greene-McCreight. While four of us met a couple of times over wine and cake, it was not to last. Our monastic lives were, ironically, too full […]

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The theology of Joseph Prince

Just today The Gospel Coalition Australia posted a blog from Bishop Paul Barker. It was written in 2016 and originally published in the Journal of the Anglican Church of Myanmar. The Hypergrace of Joseph Prince: A Review of ‘Destined to Reign’ is clearly written and helpful as a warning to TGC Australian readers, but I […]

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Community of St Anselm – Two Weeks In

This article first appeared online in the The Melbourne Anglican, September 29 2015 as well as the October 2015 print edition. Before moving to Lambeth Palace, I had been taking a six month break after a decade of study. In that time I worked two days a week as an office administrator for a church, […]

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2017 Goals – Bible in One Year

In December I went on a search for Bible reading plans that had 3 readings a day and could be incorporated into Morning Prayer, which we host. I came across Bible in One Year produced by Alpha, and it’s a game change as it offers a short commentary / devotional to guide you through the […]

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Advent Devotionals 2016

In our home we have Morning Prayer twice a week, which includes a short devotional after the scripture reading. Although I came across several great advent resources, I decided to go with Christianity Today (now sold out!) as it was only $1 a copy and it meant I could hand them out at church also. […]

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Virtue Reborn, in Sully

A few weeks ago I began reading ‘You are What you Love’ by James K.A. Smith. It is about the spiritual power of habit, as the subtitle goes. A significant point he makes is about the acquisition of virtues – that it takes practice. Such moral, kingdom-reflecting dispositions are inscribed into your character through rhythms […]

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