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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Sonny Bill Williams and Tape-Gate

Sonny Bill Williams and Tape-Gate

Famous Kiwi Rugby player, Sonny Bill Williams, has daily been in the news and opinion pieces because, as a convert to Islam, he taped over the bank sponsor’s logo on his rugby jersey. NZ Rugby has had a conscientious objection clause in its contract for 10 years, and, as the controversy developed, they and BNZ… Continue Reading

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Resources for the Second Sunday of Easter

Resources for the Second Sunday of Easter

Let us pray (in silence) [that through the fifty days of Easter, the Risen Christ will touch and transform our lives] pause Grant, we pray, O God, [or Almighty God] that we, who share in the paschal celebrations, may, through your goodness, hold fast to them in the way we live our lives; through Jesus… Continue Reading

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Good Friday

Good Friday

The cross is the axis of the world; it is the Tree of Life. In the icon, Golgotha is the site of Adam’s burial (represented by the skull). The blood of Christ flows onto humanity represented by Adam and Eve. The cross echoes the tree from which Adam and Eve ate. “The tree of shame… Continue Reading

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Jews and Holy Week

Jews and Holy Week

Those of us who read the daily Eucharistic readings (these must be the world’s most read-together daily biblical texts) are on our third week of reading from John’s Gospel. Daily, we’ve been hearing negative statements about “the Jews”. Tomorrow, Good Friday, all that will come to a head in John’s Passion narrative. When it comes… Continue Reading

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Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

Learning from Jesus the Jester 1

It was April Fools’ Day recently. In an absolute monarchy, the jester (the fool) could communicate information to the monarch that other people, if they did this, would lose their head for. In a democracy, a political cartoonist or a late-night TV comedian has this role of a jester (a fool). A cartoon can convey… Continue Reading

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