Thinking Anglicans

Christmas opinions

The Archbishop of Canterbury preached this sermon at Christmas.

The Archbishop of York preached this sermon.

On Christmas Eve, he also spoke out about asylum seekers.

And Ruth Gledhill had a related post, Happy Christmas – and Keep Out!

The Bishop of London wrote for Cif belief about Christmas and climate change.

William Wolf writes in The Times that It is high time that New Year’s Day was reclaimed for faith.

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Grandmère Mimi
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Nothing like a scolding sermon for Christmas, which is what the Archbishop of York’s sermon seems to me.

Davis Mac-Iyalla
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Davis Mac-Iyalla

CHRIST WAITING TO FIND ROOM. Archbishop of York’s Christmas Day Sermon 2009.And it makes me wonder what the church is going to do about it. Argue about homosexuality? or tell the world the good news of Jesus Christ? because Good News is always worth repeating – yet politics and arguing makes the news and it is getting in the way. Hey everyone Jesus is alive! rejoice and tell.

Leonardo Ricardo
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Was the Lord of York actually preaching from the Church or from the SKY!

Fr Mark
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Fr Mark

I’m sure that the Archbishop of York has the best of intentions when speaking about asylum seekers.

One group he does not mention, however, and who should be foremest in his mind at the moment, are the asylum seekers who come to the UK fleeing from persecution on the basis of their sexual orientation. A good number of them are African and Anglican – people who have been completely rejected as lepers by both their governments and our, oops, their Church.

Father Ron Smith
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Father Ron Smith

Davis Mac-Iyalla, as usual, and as one more vulnerable in the LGBT debate, has pointed to the fact that; as Christ is in the intimate lives of all who share in his humanity, the LGBT community is still waiting to find its place in the Body of Christ, the Church.

drdanfee
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drdanfee

I find it a bit vexed to read Rowan Williams sermon without getting quite a few twinges of Tin Ear Syndrome. How very, very odd to read a valorization of receiving, growing, learning as lifelong axes of God at work, Emmanuel; in view of RW being so very blatently poor at relating to progressive Anglican believers in nearly any change instance you wish to hold up for careful scrutiny. Yet he passes smoothly by, un-twinged, when it comes to Anglican right-wing stubborn positions which mainly proclaim: There is nothing new under the sun which revolves around our flat earth when… Read more »

Grandmère Mimi
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The link to Archbishop John Sentamu’s sermon no longer works. I get “Page not found”. I wonder why the sermon was removed. Neither is the sermon posted at the website of the Diocese of York.

Simon Sarmiento
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Mimi
That is odd, I have reported it to Bishopthorpe, and maybe it will get fixed.