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Defamiliarise

Defamiliarise

‘Defamiliarise’ is a word that has been echoing in my mind ever since I stumbled on its use recently in a book review. In the image of Christ the King, when a crown is made of thorns, Jesus and the Gospel subverts the concept of royalty. When Jesus reigns from a cross, Jesus and the… Continue Reading

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Gloriavale and a More Forgiving God?

Gloriavale and a More Forgiving God?

This is how Gloriavale could be saved. By religion and theology – not by authorities. https://t.co/8klqeP6Fse — Patrick Gower (@patrickgowernz) April 30, 2018 “Gloriavale Christian Community is a small evangelical Christian group based at Haupiri on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Its population is estimated to be 550–600…Those who leave… Continue Reading

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Mary Magdalene and the Fourth Gospel

Mary Magdalene and the Fourth Gospel

It was probably three or so decades ago that I first came across the contention that the Fourth Gospel (normally attributed “according to Saint John”) originates with Mary Magdalene. Recently, I heard an Easter Season sermon where Mary Magdalene was identified with the repentant prostitute. There is, of course, no biblical evidence for that identification.… Continue Reading

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Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

I tend to not like religious movies – I find they are often purile, badly acted, with unbelievable scripts, weak conversations, and poor-quality special effects. Give me a deep-thinking movie, instead, any day. There’s more theology, spirituality, and religion in many “secular” movies than most of the overtly “religious” ones. The movie, Mary Magdalene, is… Continue Reading

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First Facebook Live Video Jesus and the Leper

First Facebook Live Video Jesus and the Leper

Yesterday I said I would try and see how Facebook Live video works. Here is my first attempt. Do comment, like, share, etc. Jesus Cleanses a Leper I'm reflecting on Sunday's Gospel Mark 1:40-45 Posted by Liturgy on Friday, 9 February 2018 If you appreciated this post, consider liking the liturgy facebook page, using the… Continue Reading

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Matthew in Slow Motion 22

Matthew in Slow Motion 22

When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the… Continue Reading

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