Category Archives: In the news

Izzy’s Little List

IZZY’S LITTLE LIST A few days ago a congregation member of a local Pentecostal-type mega church told me that their whole congregation had recently prayed for my salvation. Their leaders had discovered that I had a liberal approach to the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 17 March 2019 (Lent 2) on Luke 13: 31 – 35

THE ARMS OF CHRIST For those of us living in New Zealand this season of Lent will be now be remembered as a time when we were brought back to Earth with an unpleasant jolt. Prior to Friday the 15th … Continue reading

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CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTINGS, PERHAPS WE HELP THE ENEMY BY DEFAULT

The recent terror attack on two Christchurch Mosques, resulting in fifty deaths and multiple victims with gunshot wounds was the work of what appears to be a single assailant apparently deriving motivation from what most of us would term an internet based white supremacist … Continue reading

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Trump Mark Two

It is a great shame for Mr Trump’s current credibility that he has insisted on making some of his more bizarre past threats and boasts in front of the TV cameras. Certainly in the wake of the recent letter bomb … Continue reading

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ARE HUMAN RIGHTS FAILURES IN THE USA JUST AS BAD?

Unfortunately (and we hope coincidentally) the just announced withdrawal of the US from the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) looks suspiciously like an attempt to avoid scrutiny for America’s own mounting list of human rights embarrassments. The self-perception of citizens … Continue reading

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EROSION OF CONFIDENCE IN THE LAND OF TRUMP

The US under the leadership of President Trump appears to be reflected in a massive slide in global confidence in the standing of the US. The Pew polls based on a variety of international markers have shown a serious drop … Continue reading

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Trump versus the Economists

A short time ago, over a thousand (actually 1,140) economists sent President Trump a letter. They were clearly appalled at President Trump’s economic protectionism, his tough and erratic rhetoric on the Trade requirements of the US and in particular, his … Continue reading

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