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April 2009

small church

small church – is beautiful

I recently attended a suburban Anglican church. It shall remain nameless – as its location etc. is not important. I’ll call it St. Alban for convenience. At most the church building could probably hold 130, maybe 150 people. The community who built it probably never anticipated more than a couple of hundred attending on a

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St Mark – April 25

Richard Bauckham in Jesus and the Eyewitnesses argues strongly for Peter’s perspective behind our gospel “according to Mark”. If you want to get the flavour of this book, a lot of it is online.  Papias, writing in the early second century, states that Mark was the “interpreter” of Peter, and that he wrote down (“but

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Hymn for ANZAC Day

Honour the dead, our country’s fighting brave, honour our children left in foreign grave, where poppies blow and sorrow seeds her flowers, honour the crosses marked forever ours. Weep for the places ravaged with our blood, weep for the young bones buried in the mud, weep for the powers of violence and greed, weep for

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