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The second Sunday after Epiphany: 19 January 2020

The season of Christmas has ended, and we are supposed to be in summer: we are wearing sweaters most mornings and evenings, for the days have been cooler than usual in Southern New Zealand. Australia could do with our showers, and we’d like a bit of their heat. The school holidays are reaching the point […]

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Sunday for the Baptism of our Lord.

I go to a non-liturgical church, and I don’t believe that the lectionary is necessary. So why am I deliberately, this Sunday, and probably for a while, referring to the Church calendar? I do not think celebrating Holy Days adds to our righteousness or subtracts from it. The Puritans used to strip these things out […]

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Sunday, 5 January 20

This year does not seem to be about whimpers, but bangs. Trump has taken out one of the Iranian generals: the left clutch their pearls, between setting up selective outrage about the bushfires that threaten their lattes. All this is designed to amplify a sense of crisis, and remove any power, or more importantly courage. […]

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11 December 19

Brevity is wit, silence is golden. One of the great joys is to sit with your spouse in peace and look at the beauty that surrounds you and the beauty graven upon their face. We are to be holy, and then what is holy will be spoken from us: but we are unable to be […]

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Worship.

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.

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Lectionary Easter Monday 2019

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 […]