New Songs: A Live Tradition Playlist

Hymnal: I Need Thee Every Hour – Anthem LightsI’m normally not very good at sticking to rhythms but each night as I go to sleep I’ve been listening to Evening Prayer with Cradle of Prayer on podcast. It is read directly from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer (USA) by a Priest and soprano Cantor. […]

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Ancient Future Practitioners: Ryan Flanigan

Earlier this year, my husband Jonathan flew to Dallas, Texas to check out some ministry opportunities (and see the Dallas Mavericks play some bball!) and he met Ryan Flanigan. As well as being shaped by different streams of Christianity throughout his life, ancient future faith is something he has thought deeply about, having studied under […]

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Introducing: A Live Tradition Playlist

I’m what you call eclectic… When I say eclectic, what I mean is, I like lots of different types of music. Opera. Rock and roll. Rap. I like it all… And what I love when I think about music is how you can take this type of music and that type of music and fuse […]

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Charismatic Anglicanism: David Jones

Since returning from England, I’ve been pondering what it means to be a charismatic Anglican here in Australia. I felt my identity as a charismatic Anglican being affirmed and stretched while living in London, but in Melbourne it’s still seen as a little odd! But there’s a lot of us around, coming out of the […]

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Evangelical, Sacramental & Pentecostal. Can we be all three?

A few years ago, I was talking to an Anglican Priest friend about how difficult it is for a pastor to balance all the priorities of ministry. “There’s leadership development, administration, pastoral care and then spending 15-20 hours a week preparing a sermon.” She was completely dumfounded. How on earth can someone spend that much […]

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Interview with Kara Martin

The fifth and final retreat for my year with the Community of St Anselm was titled ‘Me, God, and My Job: One Life?’ and we were encouraged to come up with a working life purpose (see my very first blog post here). I love Kara Martin’s writing about work and faith – and I love […]

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Since learning about them from this post from The Homely Hours, I’ve been reading up on the O Antiphons. An Antiphon, in traditional Western Christian liturgy, is a short sentence sung or recited before or after a psalm or canticle (and a canticle is a hymn or chant, typically with a biblical text, forming a […]

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The Homely Hours – An Interview

I’ve made some Anglican Mama friends on Instagram. Amanda is one of them, and she’s incredible. In Spotswood Cornerstone Community, we have Morning Prayer twice a week and begin with a reflection on a Saint, Hero or Holy Day. I have a bunch of resources, but my default has been Exciting Holiness online. The book […]

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On Being a Liturgical Charismatic

This article first appeared in Equip Issue 30, March 2017, Worship Wars: A Way Forward. Equip is a publication from Ethos. Images are from Lambeth Palace Media. ___________________________ I interviewed Rev. Tim Watson from Chemin Neuf and fellow Community of St Anselm member Lindsey. Here are our reflections on having a broad experience of worship. […]

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