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Hidden Figures on Valentine’s Day

Hidden Figures on Valentine’s Day

I recently went to the film, Hidden Figures (I recommend it). It is a film set in the 1960s, at a time in USA when segregation between men and women and between white and coloured was still practiced. One of my realisations was that this was all so recent – during the formative time of… Continue Reading

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Praying the Psalms

Praying the Psalms

The Psalms form a sort of alphabet or primary vocabulary of our spiritual life. In them, we can find emotions from joy, through gratitude, to doubt, and despair. We can see them expressing different aspects of our spiritual journey. And we can use them to express our relationship with God. The Psalms are prayed daily… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 3

Matthew in Slow Motion 3

and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram (Matthew 1:3) As this year the Sunday Gospel readings’ focus is on St Matthew’s Gospel, I thought I’d start some of my personal study and Lectio Divina with that Gospel. [NB. I am… Continue Reading

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Lessons From Airbnb

Lessons From Airbnb

On my recent holiday, it was the first time, really, that I had a look at Airbnb. Two things struck me: Its ease of use Its standardisation If you don’t know the site, you can put in dates, places, and options that you are looking for and end up staying anywhere from a room in… Continue Reading

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Jesus and Divorce

Jesus and Divorce

Inevitably, I’m expecting people to misunderstand the following post. And, sadly, some might even do so intentionally. I’m, in this post, not primarily presenting my own pastoral position in relation to divorce and remarriage in our contemporary context. I want to, in this post, present fairly an exegesis of New Testament texts which interpret Jesus… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 2

Matthew in Slow Motion 2

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers (Matthew 1:2) Ἀβραὰμ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰσαάκ, Ἰσαὰκ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰακώβ, Ἰακὼβ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰούδαν καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ As this year the Sunday Gospel readings’ focus is on St Matthew’s Gospel, I… Continue Reading

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Southern Hemisphere Candlemas?

Southern Hemisphere Candlemas?

Last Sunday, I was in the congregation of a church (in New Zealand) which celebrated Candlemas. People were given a lit candle. Outside, the sun (which had been up since before 6:30 am and wouldn’t go down until 9 in the evening) was heating the air to 28 degrees (that’s 82 Fahrenheit if you think… Continue Reading

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