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by Karen
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Christian meditation
Replies: 3
Views: 1940

Christian meditation

I like John Main's 'Word into Silence' very much. For me meditation is not an end in itself but a way of calming the chattering mind and wayward thoughts into contemplative prayer. As a busy and doing type of person it takes a huge amount of discipline to stop and just be with God. I use images, pas...
by Karen
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: King James Bible
Replies: 13
Views: 5846

King James Bible

Recently I've had 'The Message' translation running in my car as I drive around and about. So far I've got through Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and most of Numbers. It is certainly not the best translation but I'm really getting a sense of how the themes of the first four books are weaving in and out ...
by Karen
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: For Holiness
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

For Holiness

:votive1:
by Karen
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The Trinity
Replies: 48
Views: 18723

The Trinity

I find it facinating. If you want to find out about the idea of mutual indwelling, perichoresis, you can look here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perichoresis When the Greek word 'perichoresis' was translated into Latin one of the words they used was 'circumincessio' which means ‘to move around, a sta...
by Karen
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: The Trinity
Replies: 48
Views: 18723

The Trinity

There has been a bit of a fashion for describing the trinity as a dance which appeals to me as a sometime dance teacher. There is something about the blurring of self when a choreographed dance is danced be a group of people that know each other and the dance well, that hints at what the sense of th...
by Karen
Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: High church or low church?
Replies: 29
Views: 10847

High church or low church?

Bit late to the party as I've been away but labels are interesting. I tend to self identify as liberal catholic and my churchmanship is mid to high but it is a bit more complicated than that as I am involved in one ministry which is involved in healing and another that uses words of knowledge and pr...
by Karen
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Wednesday worship
Replies: 15
Views: 4643

Wednesday worship

It was a service about community which was prayerful and worked well in the chapel enviroment.
by Karen
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: King James Bible
Replies: 13
Views: 5846

King James Bible

For essays and sermon planning it isn't my translation of first choice as the translators didn't have the same range of early manuscripts that the modern translators have. There has been 400 years of archeology that have added to our knowledge of the texts. I tend to use the NRSV, NIV and Nicholas K...
by Karen
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: For people facing uncertainty at work and redundancy
Replies: 11
Views: 4754

For people facing uncertainty at work and redundancy

:votive1: for all those going back to work after the Christmas break with uncertainty at work and redundancy. I'll out myself and say that I am part of a team that is being completely restructured. At least I have a job of sorts. Many in my office faced Christmas with a letter saying their job was a...
by Karen
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Happy New Year to everyone.
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Happy New Year to everyone.

Happy New Year!!
by Karen
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Burnt Out
Replies: 14
Views: 5652

Burnt Out

Welcome! Your situation sounds tricky. Do you have a support network around you? At all the levels of training I've been on this has been stressed as really important for those in ministry but it is, in my limited experience, quite hard to pull off. If you can manage it, would a retreat help? If not...
by Karen
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Religion or Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 6764

Religion or Faith

I'd only heard of it in respect of the liturgical colours of the year as under the Sarum rite blue is worn at advent rather than purple. That is the limit of my knowledge.
by Karen
Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Replies: 11
Views: 3878

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

:Christmas: Happy Christmas all
by Karen
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Counting blessings three by three ...
Replies: 30
Views: 9890

Counting blessings three by three ...

Right now:

Coffee - made by eldest son and very drinkable

Expectation of evensong at which eldest is singing.

Current craft project - a clergy stole - is looking reasonably good and I can do some more sewing tonight.
by Karen
Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 39
Views: 13956

Halloween

I'm not a huge fan of Halloween as in the UK the trick or treat part comes from another older tradition of guising or playing pranks. In the USA I don 't think you get houses pelted with flour or eggs if the (usually) teenagers don't get what they want. Younger children dressed up and going round in...
by Karen
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Literal Bible?
Replies: 10
Views: 3937

Literal Bible?

Anything that we read today in a Bible is an interpretation as it was written in another language and in another culture and has to be filtered through the translator. New Testament Greek is a difficult language to translate into English. I have struggled with it. For a while we had Greek letter fri...
by Karen
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Why did Jesus teach in parables?
Replies: 7
Views: 4196

Why did Jesus teach in parables?

Mark's gospel has a theme of secrets running through it but it isn't about the select few who can understand the parables - there is a strong strain of gnosticism that hangs around in the second and third centuries AD but this is more about the gospel being written for people who are already believe...
by Karen
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Book of Common Prayer
Replies: 9
Views: 3466

Book of Common Prayer

If I use hard copy I use Common Worship: Daily Prayer, a lectionary and a bible. The lectionary gives me the readings and the season which means that I can then work out which part of the church year we are in and thus which set of daily prayers I should be wrapping around the days pslams and script...
by Karen
Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Book of Common Prayer
Replies: 9
Views: 3466

Book of Common Prayer

I use the daily prayer at the front of this site as it gives the right readings for the day without me having to look it all up.

Simples, as the meerkat says.
by Karen
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Contemporary Christian Music
Replies: 6
Views: 2584

Contemporary Christian Music

I suppose it depends how you define contemporary but I like The Celtic Roots & Rhythms albums by Nick & Anita Haigh as they update some old favourites and I just love the sound of Anita's voice.
by Karen
Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Can someone recommend a bible?
Replies: 29
Views: 14532

Can someone recommend a bible?

I'm very fond of the Nicholas King translation of the New Testament. It is a recent translation and very readable. His notes, which break up the text into manageable chunks show that he is facinated by language and he tries to explain some of the difficulties he had getting the origional greek text ...
by Karen
Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Hospital Bans the Use of the Word Angel in Bereavement Packs
Replies: 8
Views: 3266

Hospital Bans the Use of the Word Angel in Bereavement Packs

I heard a phone in on this topic whilst I was out and about in my car this afternoon. I have very mixed feelings about it. I can understand that the support group wants to reach out to parents who are going though the nightmare that every parent dreads but if I had lost a baby and was given somethin...
by Karen
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Easter Monday 4:45pm Any of you around?
Replies: 8
Views: 3533

Easter Monday 4:45pm Any of you around?

I'm on one of the Southern training courses so will be interesting to hear questions from the Northern lot!
by Karen
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: He is Risen!
Replies: 7
Views: 3519

He is Risen!

Alleluia, Alleluia!! :sing1: :dog: :sing1:
by Karen
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Signs of Spring
Replies: 56
Views: 18972

Signs of Spring

Beautiful blue skies today and the daffodils are looking lovely. There might even be buds on the trees in the garden.

Spring really might be just around the corner!