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6  Common Misconceptions About Christmas

6 Common Misconceptions About Christmas

The Gospels of Matthew and Luke have stories of the infancy of Jesus which function as different overtures to way each of them present the stories they will go on to paint. In our Christmas cards, crib scenes, children’s books, and nativity plays we tend to conflate these two overtures, thereby losing some of the… Continue Reading

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Beginning 2017 in The Anglican Church of Or

Beginning 2017 in The Anglican Church of Or

So, formally, it is called “The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia”. That’s a mouthful even some of the leadership cannot get correct. Because of its many options (including, if you like, variants to its formal name), here it’s often known as “The Anglican Church of Or“. If you don’t want to read… Continue Reading

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The Incarnation Changes Everything

The Incarnation Changes Everything

We tend to speak about “secular” as if it is the human foundational operating system, and that, somehow, religion is superimposed as an application, a program, on top of that (choose from some popular programs, all doing similar things); as if atheists declutter the unnecessary program, getting back to the foundational operating system – secularism.… Continue Reading

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A Blessed Christmas!

A Blessed Christmas!

The Incarnation is into the real world – not into a sanitised, perfected world. We do not cleanse our lives in order to have a purified heart to welcome God in Christ. God in Christ comes into the mess of our sinful, ordinary hearts and lives to begin the work of transformation, transfiguration. I am… Continue Reading

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Fear Not!

Fear Not!

My Christmas Message Blessings to you and yours for the Christmas Season and for the Year of Our Lord 2016. Thank you for being part of this virtual community. Linus Drops His Security Blanket Here is a short video clip from A Charlie Brown Christmas! NB: at 0:35 seconds, Linus says: “Fear not!” At that… Continue Reading

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Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

Blessings to you and yours for the Christmas Season and for the Year of Our Lord 2014. Thank you for being part of this virtual community. Whether you regard the Christmas Season as concluding on Christmas Day, Epiphany, the Baptism of the Lord, Candlemas, the Sunday following Candlemas, or are Orthodox, or Armenian, and celebrate… Continue Reading

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Advent Wreath in the Christmas Season?

Advent Wreath in the Christmas Season?

Recently I was asked on twitter what to do with the Advent Wreath during the Christmas Season. I asked the community on facebook and twitter and was so interested in the variety of good ideas that I am making this into a blog post. You can add other ideas into the comments below. The origin… Continue Reading

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