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September 2014

Videos of Note

Rebecca Wilson and Jim Naughton (of Canticle Communications, a strategic communications firm working with faith-based organizations and their friends) run a forum on using social media to create community for the Church Divinity School of the Pacific: Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, Jesuit brother and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, discusses the idea of extraterrestrials

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, made media waves when he acknowledged he has doubts. In the interview with Lucy Tegg (video above, start at 12:00 minutes in), he candidly says, “There are moments, sure, where you think ‘Is there a God? Where is God?’” When asked, “Do you ever doubt?”, he replies, “Yes. I

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Auckland Cathedral

Worship Space

Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral has just been reopened after being closed since the Day of Pentecost to remove a “bridge” and hanging lotus-flower-type-thing that dominated (read ‘blocked’) views from the Pacific-fale-style nave to the Gothic-Revival-influenced chancel. Here is the view as it was: Simple changes in layout, and architects starting from what is wanted/needed “on

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Election night

Learning From The Election

Much of New Zealand’s election on Saturday, and discussions around it, forms parables for the church. First the difference: anyone can examine detailed political statistics, drill down, and analyse them. But, although NZ Anglicanism keeps some localised statistics (diocese by diocese), it insists on keeping no national statistics. Saturday’s NZ election result was a surprise.

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