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Helping Young People Know that God is not a Thing (Part 1)

Helping Young People Know
that God is not a Thing (Part 1)

This article, written by me, first appeared in our diocesan magazine Anglican Life (August-September 2017) If you cannot scientifically verify it, then it isn’t true. That is often the assumption that young people inherit from our surrounding culture when it comes to belief in God. In his much-read book, The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins popularised… Continue Reading

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What is a Cathedral? Part 2

What is a Cathedral? Part 2

This post follows the previous one, What is a Cathedral? Do check that post out first. I am very grateful that people respected my request to take care with comments, and I WILL AGAIN BE VERY RESTRICTING OF COMMENTS HERE. The Christchurch Anglican Cathedral is a very controversial topic. Please restrict your comments on this… Continue Reading

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What is a Cathedral?

What is a Cathedral?

NB. I WILL BE VERY RESTRICTING OF COMMENTS HERE (see below). In this brief video, I try and present the essence of a cathedral. This video of me is one of seven expert video presentations for the Christchurch diocesan synod as it considers what to do about the earthquake-damaged cathedral at the heart of Christchurch.… Continue Reading

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House Church

House Church

From time to time, I have put up articles about church buildings or even whole monasteries that have been turned into dwellings (see here, here, and here). I have even stayed in one of these. Here are some photos of one recently in the news. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Harrogate, UK, built in… Continue Reading

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Church – The Flockumentary

Church – The Flockumentary

Last weekend I went to see the ‘flockumentary’, Pecking Order. It is a 2017 New Zealand comedy documentary film about competitive poultry showing. The film was shot primarily in Christchurch (NZ), focusing on poultry shows and the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club. The trailer (above) gives the flavour of the film. As I was… Continue Reading

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A Contemporary Church Building?

A Contemporary Church Building?

Many of you will have read the article (in The Press) on a possible modern cathedral for Christchurch where I am quoted significantly, and you might wonder about my thoughts. The article is here. The online version has a video about the Oxford Terrace inner-city Baptist Church that obviously is not available in the printed… Continue Reading

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