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Resources for Ascension Day

Resources for Ascension Day

Let us pray (in silence) [that we may consciously live in the presence of the Risen Christ] pause Grant, we pray, almighty God, that we, who believe your only-begotten Son, [only-begotten One] our redeemer, ascended this day to heaven, may also in heart and mind there continually dwell; through Jesus Christ who is alive with… Continue Reading

Gloriavale and a More Forgiving God?

Gloriavale and a More Forgiving God?

This is how Gloriavale could be saved. By religion and theology – not by authorities. https://t.co/8klqeP6Fse — Patrick Gower (@patrickgowernz) April 30, 2018 “Gloriavale Christian Community is a small evangelical Christian group based at Haupiri on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Its population is estimated to be 550–600…Those who leave… Continue Reading

How to Celebrate Eucharist

How to Celebrate Eucharist

On this site, available free, is my book Celebrating Eucharist. It is particularly appropriate for those leading worship and is also useful to worshippers generally. I am a strong advocate that we all celebrate Eucharist together. The book can be used by individuals and also in a discussion group or worship-planning group. Celebrating Eucharist is… Continue Reading

Mary Magdalene and the Fourth Gospel

Mary Magdalene and the Fourth Gospel

It was probably three or so decades ago that I first came across the contention that the Fourth Gospel (normally attributed “according to Saint John”) originates with Mary Magdalene. Recently, I heard an Easter Season sermon where Mary Magdalene was identified with the repentant prostitute. There is, of course, no biblical evidence for that identification.… Continue Reading

Thinking Aloud Allowed about General Synod 2018

Thinking Aloud Allowed about General Synod 2018

The 63rd General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui will be held in the week of 4-11 May, 2018, in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Here are some brief reflections – particularly around discussions and decisions around worship. All the Reports, Bills, and Motions are presented in a well-organised manner here. Report of the Common Life Liturgical Commission… Continue Reading




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