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24 March 2020: notes for a lockdown.

In less than 48 hours, on midnight Wednesday, New Zealand goes into lockdown. We won’t be the same during it, and we won’t be the same after it. So what should we be doing? The first thing is that we should pray. That as our churches go virtual, including the home groups that can no […]

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This week in reaction

As our society moves into lockdown, there is no point at all warning about COVID. You warn about things before they happen, not when you are in the middle of it. Yesterday everyone in the family got a text from our GP advising us that everyone over 70 and the immunocomprimised should self-isolate. At this […]

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The ethics of scarcity.

This is about COVID 19 and a nice bit of information: there are ususally around 180 ICU beds for the five million kiwis. If half a percent need them with the current virus, that is 500 per million, or 2500 for the population. There is a reason our leaders are talking about “slowing the curve”. […]

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Lectionary New Zealand

Children of Light (not a Lenten message in Lent) 22 March 2020

I did not plan to be doing today’s lectionary post at noon on Sunday, but things happen. I’ve had to spend the last few days in a multidisciplinary mailing group (now moving to Slack) on how to deal with questions relating to COVID 19. We are in phase two of a four phase plan in […]

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New Zealand

19 March 2020

The rubric of fear and isolation is being peddled hard by those who think they can speak to us. Any words of planning, or reassurance, are being silenced. The press know this is a time of crisis, and the weaker among us will let fear rule us. This is not a time for fear. Yes, […]

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Lectionary New Zealand

18 March 2020

Life is hectic at present with much panic and people looking for wisdom. But those who talk of wisdom and spirituality are bringing it up from broken cisterns, and talking about what is approved by the rulers. Our rulers have not only transgressed the word of God, but they deem it a hate crime. Jeremiah […]

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COVID 19 fallout.

Elspeth lives in Florida, where the weather is turning warm. It’s getting cold enough that we smelt woodsmoke last night and are discussing if we need to leave a car at the bottom of the drive because of black ice. The gyms will close soon. So, walk. Then read. The latest push to self-isolate means […]

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Is there anything this crisis cannot do? Coronavirus diary.

There are a few side effects of this virus. Firstly, it appears that a member of our cabinet met an Australian Cabinet minister and is now self isolating … and we have six confirmed cases as of today. This has led to the prayers against Brendon Tarrant being called off. A statement released about 1pm […]

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Lent Sunday 3. (15 March 2020)

We have the snuffles (not a nasty virus, and there is officially no COVID 19 in the South Island) and we will do church virtually. Our church has embraced technology, and this means we can join the community and not infect others. The question at this time is how do we deal with times like […]

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The secular sharia: this week in reaction.

This week has been mainly about getting ready for if we need to shut down things. I have lost hours trying to get the toolkit one needs to work by distance up and running. Travel is cancelled. And the planners are getting ulcers. We should not. The USA have stopped travel from Europe, with good […]