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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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Prayers & Squares

Prayers & Squares

I have already reflected on a Eucharist at St Andrew’s, Plimmerton, and there is another part of that service I want to reflect on. After receiving communion, most persons of the congregation stopped by a nearby quilt hanging vertically. Each of these persons tied a knot in one of the threads protruding from it, stopping… Continue Reading

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Spirituality and Community on the Internet

Spirituality and Community on the Internet

I was asked to write an article for the quarterly NZ RC magazine “Liturgy”. This was published in the December 2016 edition. This is a publication of the Liturgy Centre. You can subscribe to the magazine by contacting Tina Coll tinac [AT] cda [DOT] org [DOT] nz . I am grateful for their permission to… Continue Reading

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