Articles by Br. Jacob Theunisz, BTh, BSc, licensed minister Church of England.Views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

Spiritual directors talking about stuff podcast

On the 13th of April 2021 I was privileged to be interviewed by two spiritual directors in the USA on the subject of clergy and laity. Chris and Maggie are fellow-lay-ministers who regularly produce podcasts. Much recommended. How important it is to have a good understanding of the Greek words related to priesthood, is [...]

By |2021-04-16T20:54:28+02:00April 15th, 2021|Articles, Sermons|0 Comments

The alienating and premature “new normal” in church

Yesterday a Facebook friend of mine shared his letter to the editor, as published in a national newspaper. I quote, “From the beginning of the corona crisis I miss our [physical] church services. I have kept hanging on to the image – call it a vision – of an entire congregation returning to church after [...]

By |2020-05-17T19:40:14+02:00May 17th, 2020|Articles|0 Comments

The liturgical year explained

Years of celebration and reflection Western Christian tradition The following table contains various Christian "High Days and Holy Days". They form an annual cycle, the so called liturgical year. It always starts with Advent, the expectation of the coming of Christ. Not all festive days are necessarily kept by each local Church. The order of [...]

By |2021-07-12T10:48:05+02:00April 3rd, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

The revolution according to Hebrews

The letter to the Hebrews is essential for our understanding of the concept of priesthood in the New Testament, as it focusses on the priesthood of Christ himself and the accompanying changes under the new covenant. The first three chapters provide a necessary introduction, explaining that Jesus, although fully human, is higher than the prophets, [...]

By |2018-11-23T19:35:39+01:00September 18th, 2018|Articles|2 Comments

Church of England to the rescue

On the 7th of September 2018, following a meeting with the Chief Rabbi, several media reported on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s appeal to the Church of England to formally adopt “the full IHRA definition” of antisemitism. Within 4 days the bishops of the Church of England rallied behind him. By praising the Labour MP’s who [...]

By |2020-05-20T10:56:29+02:00September 14th, 2018|Articles|1 Comment
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