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Matthew  in Slow Motion 5

Matthew in Slow Motion 5

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah (Matthew 1:6) This is the fifth post in a series – you can begin here: Matthew in Slow Motion 1 Matthew in Slow Motion 2 Matthew in Slow Motion 3 Matthew in Slow Motion 4 As… Continue Reading

Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy Is A Four Letter Word

Liturgy has a bad name. Liturgy is a bit like “Pharisee”. It doesn’t have a great image (we easily forget that both Jesus’ and St Paul’s basic beliefs were those of the Pharisees). I belong to a Christian blogging network where the intention is that people support each other in their blogging. Admittedly, most members… Continue Reading

Baptised in Paul’s Name (Part 2)

Baptised in Paul’s Name (Part 2)

My contention, in the first post of two, is that our current, ecumenically-agreed practice of baptising with a verbal, formulaic proclamation “…in the Name of the Father, and of the Son,…” is not the way that baptism occurred in the New Testament period. In no way do I want us to abandon our ecumenical agreement,… Continue Reading

Resources for Lent 1

Resources for Lent 1

The above chart gives a good overview of the different ways of counting Lent and Easter. You are welcome (encouraged) to reproduce it – but please have the courtesy of acknowledgement and, if online, put a clickable link to this site. Collect for Lent 1 Let us pray (in silence) [to follow Christ more closely]… Continue Reading

True Lies?

True Lies?

We live in a world of “alternative facts”, a “post-truth” culture. No questions are silly. Every opinion is of equal value. There has been a clever sleight of hand: we have turned valuing every person whatever their opinion into valuing every opinion. People, in this new world, don’t do wrong, certainly they don’t sin –… Continue Reading

Merton & Mindfulness

Merton & Mindfulness

If you are in Christchurch on Thursday, 16 March, do come and listen to Helen and me talk about Thomas Merton and Mindfulness, and discuss and ask questions, in the Chapman Room at Christ’s College (Rolleston Ave). The talk starts at 7:30pm followed by refreshments. You will be getting away about 9ish. ANYONE and EVERYONE… Continue Reading

Another Lifestyle Option

Another Lifestyle Option

I have previously suggested that the community that gathers around this site could purchase a home (see here; also here). Don’t ask me how (because I seriously cannot remember) but I recently stumbled upon a monastery for sale. It is on the site of a hermitage dating back to the fifth century. But now with… Continue Reading




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