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Month: August 2013

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday

he suffered death and was buried was crucified, died, and was buried There is this strange day in the church year: Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday, when Jesus dies, and Easter Day when he rises from the dead. Some call it Easter Saturday – that’s absolutely incorrect – Easter Saturday is a week

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Jesus facepalm

Vain repetition

Following the recent discussion about praying by heart I ended up in a conversation which I think we often encounter in differing forms: “Don’t forget what Jesus says about vain repetition” (ie. Matthew 6:7). To which I reply, yes, in Matthew’s Gospel the Lord’s Prayer is an example of how to pray, like a model

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Jeremiah

Jeremiah

On Sunday we began reading Jeremiah (if you use the “Continuous” Hebrew Bible option of the Revised Common Lectionary RCL). We have about nine weeks to read prayerfully through Jeremiah together. What resources do you find useful in relation to Jeremiah? What ideas do you have for working our way through this text? What ideas

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crucified

Crucified

“Crucified under Pontius Pilate.” We talked about what we know about Pontius Pilate. Let’s talk about what we know about crucifixion. We don’t know what year the crucifixion of Jesus happened. The nearest guess is 33 AD. We do know that it happened on a Friday (there is not a hundred percent agreement about that)

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Chapel Apartments

Chapel Apartments

I was recently in Dunedin and spotted the above church building. As you know, I like to pop into church buildings. This one is right in the centre of the city. Imagine my surprise when I found apartments built right inside this old church building (see image below). In fact this is the oldest church

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