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Month: February 2018

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When Love Meets Dust

When Love Meets Dust – Valentine’s Day meets Ash Wednesday Posted by Alana Levandoski on Tuesday, 6 February 2018   Alana Levandoski has composed the wonderful When Love Meets Dust specifically for this occasion of Ash Wednesday coinciding with Valentine’s Day. She says, It wasn’t lost on me that Valentine’s Day, our oft saccharine feast

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Resources for Lent 1

I remind you of my reflection on the coinciding of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. The above chart gives a good overview of the different ways of counting Lent and Easter. You are welcome (encouraged) to reproduce it – but please have the courtesy of acknowledgement and, if online, put a clickable link to this

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Facebook Changes

Social media keeps changing. In the facebook world, Mark Zuckerberg’s recent post made waves: we’re making a major change to how we build Facebook. I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions. We started making changes in this

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Catering to the Religious Gene?

A recent article explored faith and churchgoing in New Zealand. In summary, it traced the statistics from New Zealand’s first ever census in 1853, in which 93% of New Zealanders classified themselves as Christian, to the last census, in 2013. Kiwis affiliating themselves with Christianity had dropped to about half of that – at 48%.

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Expand Abuse Inquiry

Yesterday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced, as she had indicated she would during the 2017 election campaign, a Royal Commission into the abuse of children in state care. This will be headed by former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand. The previous government refused to set up an inquiry. Good as this government’s decision is, as

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