This small blog has just had its 100th comment, rescued from the spam, in which a woman suggested that perhaps this place could do with snappy headlines. Good for marketing. Good SEO. But it misses the point of the dated posts. They are the readings for the day. For the new people, they come from […]
We are called to be gentle, but being gentle is not being weak. We are called to be clear, transparent, but that is not an excuse for gossip. We are called to peace, but we are fighting in a spiritual war. As the end of time comes closer, the choices we make are becoming clearer […]
This was sung at Church this morning. Found the original artist. And this is local.
There are many who want us to become spiritually developed, seeking the deep things of God, concentrating on spiritual practices, and not attending to the habits of oppression and sin within our lives and in our congregations. None of us are perfect, and any who say that they are without struggles with sin lie. But […]
I’m putting together a collection of songs that are on high repeat in this house. Generally trying to find high quality versions of them. Many of these have thousands if not millions of views. But there is a reason for that. Finally, something from my side of the Tasman, and our church.
The Lectionary continues to consider what is worthy of honour and praise. Who is worthy. For within heaven and earth, no one is as worthy as Christ, who has called people from all tribes and nations to be of him, and be his ministers. There is no selection by birthright: you do not have to […]
This started when I began to discuss the music that existed when I was a student. My beloved is younger, and did not know the bands. So some music from that period, and from where I live.
Firstly, some (boring) administration. I’ve moved back to a classic theme, because it’s easier to read everything at once. The problem with this is that I don’t post multiple times a day: instead I do a lectionary post and then pile of things that I find during the day. So… if you dislike this. Comment. […]
Today I’m mixing lectionaries, using both the revised common lectionary and the book of common prayer. Both are available at Bible Gateway. Both are good. Both contain more text than I will put up on any one day. 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works […]
Why is Easter so important to the Church? Simply put, if Jesus had not risen on the third day, he would have just become another long-forgotten person cruelly executed by the Roman empire. But…he rose from the dead never to die again, and to defeat death so that we can live with him for all […]