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Bono and Eugene Peterson on The Psalms

Bono and Eugene Peterson on The Psalms

Yesterday, I was delighted to receive a tweet from Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture, David Taylor (Fuller Theological Seminary). He encouraged me to look at his his short film (above) documenting the friendship between Bono (of the band U2) and Eugene Peterson (author of contemporary-language Bible translation The Message) revolving around their common interest… Continue Reading

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Gratitude in the Wilderness

Gratitude in the Wilderness

I am grateful to Trevor Morrison for pointing me to a thought-provoking article that Complaining Never Wins the Culture. This article challenges Christians that we may be doing the right thing in the wrong way. As we do it grumblingly, we are missing the essence of how to do it. We follow God’s requirements –… Continue Reading

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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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Matthew in Slow Motion 8

Matthew in Slow Motion 8

And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:12) μετὰ δὲ τὴν μετοικεσίαν Βαβυλῶνος Ἰεχονίας ἐγέννησεν τὸν Σαλαθιήλ Σαλαθιὴλ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ζοροβάβελ This is the eighth post in a series – you can begin here: Matthew in Slow Motion 1 Matthew in Slow… Continue Reading

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How Revealed Is Christianity?

How Revealed Is Christianity?

Many readers here will know of the recent controversy in the Church of England. The Crown Nominations Commission nominated Philip North to be the next Bishop of Sheffield. But Philip North believes that women cannot be priests. And when he was ordained bishop, no one who had ordained a woman laid hands on him. So… Continue Reading

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

As we are coming up to the feast of Saint Joseph (19 March – although the Sunday celebration obviously takes precedence, and many will move the celebration of St Joseph into next week), here is a reflection reblogged: You can imagine Jesus in his teenage years. He’s had his basic, solid education, and now it’s… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 7

Matthew in Slow Motion 7

and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. (Matthew 1:9-11)… Continue Reading

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