The Lectio Letter

By Liam Byrnes

A Fortnightly newsletter with links, music, recipes and one article from me focussed on Christian formation, Theology and Discipleship

A Fortnightly newsletter with links, music, recipes and one article from me focussed on Christian formation, Theology and Discipleship

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#56・

The Lectio Letter - Issue #56 - Becoming a People of Forgiveness | Part IV

Welcome to Issue #56 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.This is the fourth and final part in my series on "Becoming a people of Forgiveness". In the …

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #55 - Becoming a People of Forgiveness | Part III

Welcome to Issue #55 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.Marilynne Robinson, who I quoted above, is my favourite fiction writer. She has such a keen e…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #54 - Becoming a People of Forgiveness | Part II

Welcome to Issue #54 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.Here is the second in a four-part series on "Becoming a People of Forgiveness". While forgive…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #53 - On the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Yesterday's Lectio on forgiveness was scheduled to go out before the news of Queen Elizabeth II's passing. While I am usually allergic to "hot takes" on current issues, the significance of this moment seemed worthy of some reflection. While I am not an ardent…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #52 - Becoming a People of Forgiveness Series | Part I

Welcome to Issue #52 of the Lectio Letter. This (usually) members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.Becoming a People of Forgiveness SeriesToday, I'm starting a four-part series on fo…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #51 - Attention Deficit Disorder Christianity

Welcome to Issue #51 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.This time I'm reflecting on how formative what we give our attention to is. We so often think…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #50 - How (not) to change the world , Part 3

Welcome to Issue #50 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.This article is the last in a three-part series on "How (not) to change the world. It'll be h…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #49 - How (not) to change the world, Part 2

Welcome to Issue #49 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.As a member, you get access to all the previous issue’s even if you only just signed up recen…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #48 - How (not) to change the world, Part. 1

Well friends, it has been the longest hiatus between editions of the Lectio since I began this project so truly I apologise, but as you see in the status board below, things have been very busy. I'm grateful for your patience…and the second part of this will …

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #47 - What is "Kingdom" work?

Well friends, it has been a little while since the last Lectio, I apologise, but as you see in the status board below, things have been busy. Thanks for your patience...Welcome to Issue #47 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with mus…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #46 - A Short tirade on why "Religion" doesn't need to be a dirty word

Welcome to Issue #46 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.As a member, you get access to all the previous issue’s even if you only just signed up recen…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #45

Welcome to Issue #45 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.As a member, you get access to all the previous issue’s even if you only just signed up recen…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #44 - How do Christians Change? | Part 1

Welcome to Issue #44 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.As a member, you get access to all the previous issue’s even if you only just signed up recen…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #43 - All the books I read in 2021 reviewed!

Welcome to the First Edition of the Lectio Letter in 2022, this is going out to all 60 subscribers rather than the regular merry band of 25 paying members.The Lectio Letter helps fund my book-buying habit need and in return, you get 2 articles a month, plus s…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #42 - This Christmas we don't escape we Inhabit

Dear Friends, A Very Merry Christmas Day to you! I am sure this email will (rightly) be discarded in favour of much celebration and be read a few days after Christmas maybe, or for the very digitally disciplined maybe even in the new year. It's been an enjoya…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Advent 2021 - Issue #4 - Learning from Mary that Hope takes Practise

This is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This season, instead of my regular loooong Lectio’s, I have sent out some short(er) thoughts to encourage us to live in God’s time, to live in the Christian Calendar. If you missed the last couple and are a paying member y…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Advent 2021 - Issue #3 - Who has the time to wait to become Citizens?

This is the Third Sunday of Advent. This season, instead of my regular loooong Lectio’s, I am sending out some short(er) thoughts for members-only of this Lectio Letter to encourage us to live in God’s time, to live in the Christian Calendar. If you missed th…

 
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The Lectio Letter - Advent 2021 - Issue #2 - The World is getting undressed

This is the second Sunday of Advent. This season, instead of my regular loooong Lectio's, I am sending out some short thoughts for members-only of this Lectio Letter to encourage us to live in God's time, to live in the Christian Calendar.

 
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The Lectio Letter - Advent 2021 - Issue #1 - Happy New Year Christians!

“O holy Child of Bethlehem,descend to us, we pray;cast out our sin, and enter in,be born in us today.We hear the Christmas angelsthe great glad tidings tell;o come to us, abide with us,our Lord Emmanuel!”

 
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The Lectio Letter - Issue #37 - Learning to Lament with the Psalms

Welcome to Issue #36 of the Lectio Letter. This members-only newsletter is filled with music, film and food suggestions, links, and an article written by yours truly.As a member, you get access to all the previous issue’s even if you only just signed up recen…