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Money Sex Power Election

Money Sex Power Election

Ever since Donald Trump entered the USA presidential race, I haven’t been able to look away. And I said from the beginning that I thought he had a chance of winning. I really don’t want to debate my own political tendencies here (the equivalent of Trump’s party in NZ would not get my vote), but… Continue Reading

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The Widow’s Mite

The Widow’s Mite

Preaching the opposite of what the Bible teaches On Sunday most preaching on the Widow’s Mite will preach the opposite of what Jesus in the Bible is actually teaching. On Sunday many men (and women) in long robes (and even those who deprecate robes and instead wear expensive suits or hip-pastor jeans with designs and… Continue Reading

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Why homosexuality?

Why homosexuality?

Over the weekend in Auckland and Christchurch Anglican diocesan synods met. Some of the most intense debate was around… homosexuality. Why homosexuality? Why not evolution? Didn’t Jesus clearly believe and teach Adam and Eve are historical persons (Matthew 19:4-6 – incidentally the same proof-text repeated to argue against marriage equality!)? Does Jesus’ claim that God… Continue Reading

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Live Below the Line

Live Below the Line

Thousands of people, for five days this August, have chosen to spend just $2.25 each day on food. They are doing this because there are 1.4 billion people who have no choice other than to do it every day. $2.25 represents the amount someone living in extreme poverty in New Zealand would have to live… Continue Reading

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Help please

I’m trying to do some research around the concept of poverty. Including the possible standard of living of the historical Jesus. He is referred to as a τεκτων (tekton) in Mark 6:3 – there are some suggesting this may mean “scholar” – with reference to Aramaic and the Talmud http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081205075338AAVzAb3. Can anyone confirm or deny… Continue Reading

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