Category: Lifestyle

#LiveLent

Chris Keppie, Exeter Diocesan Environment Officer, reports on the launch of #LiveLent at Lambeth Palace this week; and encourages all to order, read individually or in groups, and share any actions. #LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation is the Church of England’s Lent Campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis account of …
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The Big Green Event, 22 February 2019, Exeter Cathedral

For the whole Diocese of Exeter A one-day festival of thought and action to join up faith and the environment – and inspire us to make a difference Keynote speaker: Bishop Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and lead bishop for environmental affairs More info and booking on Eventbrite   Key programme timings: 10.00-10.30 Gathering and …
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Eco-Church day conference, Weston Super Mare, 9 November

Helping your church look after God’s world Saturday 9th November 2019, 9.30am to 3.30pm Join us at Christ Church, Weston Super Mare BS23 2RH for this day conference which aims to inspire, encourage and equip Christians to include ‘creation care’ in the life of their church and community. The bible tells us that ‘The earth …
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Some resources for a sustainable Lent 2019

Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent 2019 is on Wednesday 6th March. A reflection a week Sustainable preaching is for people who are preaching, praying or simply wanting to reflect on Sunday’s lectionary readings. Each week a different writer reflects on the principal Sunday readings from the Revised Common Lectionary through the lens of …
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Christianness

The late teacher and theologian John Hull used to say our earlier forebears lived through the era of Christendom with its emphasis on Church power and authority. Then, following the Industrial Revolution, came the time of Christianity – the expansion of the faith system across the globe stressing proclamation and praise. But now, he insisted, …
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Happy All Saints!

In the middle of the 17th Century French philosopher René Descartes challenged us to think about our thinking! In particular, he divided life between the things we can quantify and measure (mathematics, logistics, etc.) and the things we cannot (superstition, religiosity, and so on).  In the course of time this focus of thought enabled the …
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Living the change – Make your commitment to sustainable living

Time for change – and to live the change. Humanity stands in front of the greatest challenge ever today. How shall we live together on this planet without destroying the possibilities for future generations? We have listened to the scientists that are clear – we are jeopardizing the ecosystems of the planet. The political will …
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Joyous Creationtide 2018!

One of the benefits of ‘Creationtide’ is to free us from the trappings of the world of stuff! We are so surrounded by the excesses of global consumerism, that our possessions possess us. This is idolatry at its worst – the power of pleasure disconnecting us from the power of love. So, in this season …
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Happy Hallowmass (feast of All Saints)!

Speaking at a recent conference on Mental Health and Young People in Devon, psychologist Dr. Kate Middleton inspiringly encouraged participants to reflect on resilience for teenagers. Coping with challenge and change has maybe never been so difficult than in today’s world, so how can one adapt from the weathers of life and recover from adversity? …
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Autumn greetings and happy St. Francis day (4th October)!

At the recent Exeter Diocesan clergy conference our three Bishops participated in a panel answering questions from the floor on a variety of contemporary topics. One of those raised was, ‘what are the greatest social challenges facing the people of Devon who we seek to serve at this time?’ The Bishops responded with helpful comments …
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