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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Paradoxology

Paradoxology

Paradoxology by Krish Kandiah Paperback 308 pages I love the subtitle: “Why Christianity was never meant to be simple”, and the quote by Michael Green on the front: “Paradox is often the pathway to truth, and Krish Kandiah is an accomplished guide along the road.” Krish Kandiah is Executive Director for Churches in Mission at… Continue Reading

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Aotearoa New Zealand Christmas Stamps 2018

Aotearoa New Zealand Christmas Stamps 2018

Over the years, NZ has, on its stamps, minimised the Christmasness of Christmas. It is great to see (at least for old people who still use stamps 😉 ) that this year Christmas on stamps is back. They are designed by Saint Andrew Matautia. They include images of pohutukawa (our Christmas tree). But NZ Post… Continue Reading

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Year C

Year C

The church’s new year begins on Advent Sunday, December 2. In the three year lectionary the focus is on St Luke’s Gospel. In your community, and in your own life, is planning underway how to best make use of this year’s lectionary? It is just plain stubbornly irritating, especially if your denomination (like mine) has… Continue Reading

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Resources for Advent 1

Resources for Advent 1

Let us pray (in silence) [that we long for the advent of Christ] Pause Almighty God, [or God of hope or God of justice and peace] give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in the which… Continue Reading

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Novitiate

Novitiate

Quality movies about faith and religion are few and far between. Novitiate is exceptional. I might have missed it had it not been for a What to Watch article which lavishes praise on this film, a movie that not only bypassed cinemas, but also the film festival in New Zealand. Thought-provoking, rage-inducing and timely in… Continue Reading

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Save Us from The Time of Trial

Save Us from The Time of Trial

This is part of a series – The Lord’s Prayer in slow motion: the first is Lord, Teach Us to Pray the second is Our Father the third is Our Father (part 2) the fourth is Our Father (part 3) the fifth is Hallowed be your Name the sixth is Your Kingdom Come the seventh… Continue Reading

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New Zealand Lectionary 2019

New Zealand Lectionary 2019

You will find New Zealand’s Lectionary Te Maramataka 2019 PDF online (1.72 MB – click link to download). Page numbers of the printed booklet are identical to the online version. This post is just a collection of comments from a quick first glance. There is much in a publication such as this that is good… Continue Reading

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