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Lilith – Adam’s First Wife – Evolution – and Divorce

Lilith – Adam’s First Wife – Evolution – and Divorce

Many newspapers recently reported, “All humans are descended from just two people, scientists claim“. And the “Genesis thought of it first”, “the Bible is right” comments followed quickly, as predictably as evening follows morning. But wait, there’s more! Firstly (surprise!), the science is more complicated than the headline would have us understand. And, it’s not… Continue Reading

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Disagreeing With The Bible 3

Disagreeing With The Bible 3

Read Disagreeing With The Bible Part 1 and Disagreeing With The Bible Part 2 This post presents a list of common Christian disagreements with the Bible. You may say that you never disagree with the Bible. That’s fine. What is not so useful is if you find that there is something on the following list… Continue Reading

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Nelson’s Impaired Fellowship

Nelson’s Impaired Fellowship

At the meeting of the Nelson Diocese synod (9-11 August 2018), they passed the motion: (a) The Nelson Anglican Diocese publically declares itself to be in impaired fellowship with the province of the ACANZP [the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia], and (b) Publically offers support and recognition of the Diocese of Nelson… Continue Reading

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Changing Christian Teaching

Changing Christian Teaching

Pope Francis certainly stirred things up last week by changing the teaching in the Roman Catholic Catechism on the death penalty. It is now inadmissible in all situations. Some saw it as a great distraction from Cardinal Theodore McCarrick bringing the RC Church into the headlines for all the wrong reasons. [Others had tried different… Continue Reading

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Preaching at The Wedding

Preaching at The Wedding

Fashion designers (and their supporting media), of course, want the focus of The Wedding to be on the dress. But, those watching The Wedding went from the dress to the preacher… and (I don’t think it is simply because I’m a priest) there continues to be a high focus on THAT sermon. And the preacher.… Continue Reading

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What Happened at General Synod 2018

What Happened at General Synod 2018

The 63rd General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui (GSTHW) met in the week of 4-11 May, 2018, in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Here are some brief reflections – particularly around discussions and decisions around worship and liturgy. The limitation to liturgy is not saying the other decisions are unimportant – quite the opposite. There is much… Continue Reading

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