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July 2012

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GSTHW in review 3

At the Inter Diocesan Conference (IDC), the Tikanga Pakeha, pre-General Synod meeting, the Tikanga Pakeha strategic plan for theological education(PDF) was received. It is hard to believe that this document was presented (and received) without embarrassment. One vicar said to me, on seeing this document, that there is more in his parish’s documentation about training

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Sabbath Torah reading 9 Av 5772

The Torah reading in the synagogue this Sabbath is the start of Deuteronomy: Deut. 1:1-3:22 Moses is nearly 120 years old. No one who was wandering in the desert for 40 years is around anymore except a few good men (Joshua and Caleb). The Synagogue is moving from Numbers (Bemidbar) to Words (Devarim). The Sabbath

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GSTHW in review 2

It is, for me, beyond comprehension how the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ACANZP), a church noted for its commitment to Te Reo Maori and Polynesian languages, has just passed a Bill that, unless there is an appeal during the following year, will make Ashes to Fire (a collection of liturgies for

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