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Unrelenting ‘Creativity’

different size windows

In New Zealand there are not standard-size windows. When someone here breaks a window, a glazier comes, measures the window, cuts a larger piece of glass down to fit, and then installs this cut-down pane, throwing away the pieces cut off. There are not standard kitchens. When someone wants to update their kitchen, the new…Continue Reading

Earthed in Hope

Earthed in Hope: Dying, Death and Funerals – A Pakeha Anglican Perspective (paperback) Earthed in Hope (Kindle Edition) By Alister G. Hendery 300 pages Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, have a very down-to-earth approach to death. The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has been very open to being enriched…Continue Reading

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

emotionally healthy spirituality

An experienced priest, a friend whose wisdom I value a lot, recently pointed to a blog post, Healthy Leader, Healthy Church. Some people could too easily be put off by that post’s language and theology, but the central message is, I think, very important. Churches are, so often, places of emotional unhealthiness. And that includes…Continue Reading

Our Father (part 3)

Joseph and Jesus

You can imagine Jesus in his teenage years. He’s had his basic, solid education, and now it’s time to start learning his trade. Obviously, he’s his dad’s apprentice. Joseph is a good tradesman; they live less than an hour’s walk away from Sepphoris. There’s a massive city-rebuilding project underway there – much like we are…Continue Reading

Finding The Forgotten God

Finding the Forgotten God

Finding the Forgotten God – Credible Faith for a Secular Age by Ron Hay Paperback 238 pages Publisher: DayStar Books On Sunday, Ron Hay launched this book on apologetics that he has been working on for some years now. I have known Ron for many years; we overlapped at our time at St John’s College,…Continue Reading

A Bishop is not a Priest

nesting clergy dolls

In a recent blog post of his, Bishop Jim White quotes the rubric in the service to ordain a bishop in The Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer (page 511): The bishop-elect is vested in a rochet or alb, without stole, tippet, or other vesture distinctive of ecclesiastical or academic rank or order. I cannot…Continue Reading

The Inclusive Bible

The Inclusive Bible: The First Egalitarian Translation This translation has had a couple of mentions here recently in comments, enough to pique my interest and purchase it. First the plusses. A lot of the translations in the NRSV that I wish had been done better have been dealt with quite well in this translation. For…Continue Reading



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