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The Gnat And The Camel

The Gnat And The Camel

Last week I was (pleasantly?) surprised to open our city’s newspaper, The Press, to find its editorial was entitled “The Gnat and the Camel” (see above photo; text here). Since then, I have been carrying out an (unscientific) survey to see who knew what the headline alluded to. I have tended to ask well-educated Kiwis… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 8

Resources for Ordinary 8

Let us pray (in silence) [that we cooperate with God’s will] Pause Grant, Lord, [or O God] that the course of this world may be directed by your peaceful governance, and that your church may be joyful as, in confidence and serenity, we serve your purpose; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who is alive with… 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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Lessons From Holiday

Lessons From Holiday

I had chances, on holiday recently, to reflect on the way that different church communities engage with visitors and newcomers. [I have already put up one post from my holiday about engaging with children in the Eucharist]. I think with NZ house prices now at such extreme unafordability that, if we had a NZ version… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 5

Resources for Ordinary 5

Let us pray (in silence) [that our hope in God may influence us daily] Pause Keep the household of your church, O God, [or Keep the whānau of…] safe in your tender compassion, so that we who entrust ourselves totally to your heavenly grace may always be defended by your protection; through Jesus Christ who… Continue Reading

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Anglican Church of Or Breaks Agreement Again

Anglican Church of Or Breaks Agreement Again

I had the next post for reading Matthew in slow motion prepared to be published today, but then observant Rev. Ellen Bernstein (Vicar of St Stephen’s, Tamahere) noticed that the readings for this Sunday (image above) in the NZ Anglican Lectionary booklet for 2017 are not from any lectionary that we have agreed, as a… Continue Reading

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