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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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Sharing a Cathedral?

Sharing a Cathedral?

What the heck: it’s the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – so I’m going to wade in where angels might fear to tread… angels, dreams, and visions are often in the same story, aren’t they?! This week, the new Roman Catholic Bishop of Christchurch indicated he is reconsidering whether to restore Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged Cathedral… Continue Reading

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Michael King Jr.

Michael King Jr.

Michael King (born December 19, 1899), an American Baptist pastor, became leader of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in March 1931. In 1934, Michael King went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in a group of ten Baptist ministers. He went on to Germany. This included the week-long Baptist World Alliance conference in Berlin. In Germany,… Continue Reading

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500th Birthday of Protestantism

500th Birthday of Protestantism

500th Anniversary of The Reformation On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther sent a letter to Albrecht (‘Albert’), Archbishop of Mainz and also Archbishop of Magdeburg. There are people (like Andreas Malessa) who think that the story that Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg is “probably nonsense”. I think… Continue Reading

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The Bishop’s Mitre

The Bishop’s Mitre

Let’s not let facts get in the way of our prejudices… Ian Paul presses for the protestantisation of Anglicanism at his Psephizo site – this time urging bishops to throw away their mitres. Without any historical justification, The Rev. Dr Paul [Ian’s title has been corrected at his request – the original read ‘Mr’] contends… Continue Reading

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The Gnat And The Camel

The Gnat And The Camel

Last week I was (pleasantly?) surprised to open our city’s newspaper, The Press, to find its editorial was entitled “The Gnat and the Camel” (see above photo; text here). Since then, I have been carrying out an (unscientific) survey to see who knew what the headline alluded to. I have tended to ask well-educated Kiwis… Continue Reading

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