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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Lent 2017

I thought I’d share what I’m doing for Lent this year and share the resources with my blog readers.   Devotional for Lent Just like for Advent, I went with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for my Lent devotional this year. We are also using it on Morning Prayer days, so I have shared this resource with […]

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Morning Prayer + Pancakes

This morning we celebrated Shrove Tuesday by having pancakes after morning prayer. I also wanted to incorporate the ‘why’ of Shrove Tuesday into the service. At the beginning of Morning Prayer we remember a Saint, Hero or Holy Day and at the end we have a prayer about their life or a prayer they wrote. […]

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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 – Reading Challenge

Tim Challies & Visual Theology have put together a Reading Challenge for the 2nd year in a row. It challenges not only the amount of books but also the breadth. I’m aiming to do the Obsessed list over two years. At the end of each month I’ll do a short description of the 4 books […]

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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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