Category Archives: In the news

TRUMP’S SOLAR WALL: POWER TO THE PEOPLE?

Having watched a number of alternative energy projects fail through naive misunderstanding of practicalities I am wondering if the President of the United States is well served by his advisers. Mr Trump claims he is looking at building his wall … Continue reading

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A Challenge for Auckland Churches

At the recent School of Theology at Vaughan Park, the assembled Methodist Church leaders heard Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University describe the present and substantial changes heading our way. Many of these changes are already presenting real challenges for … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 28 May, 2017 (Easter 7 Year A) on John 17:1-11

On Being At One In recent days the terrorist bombing at Manchester targeting a group including children is a stark reminder of just how nasty the terrorists can get. Two thousand years after Christ walked the dusty paths of Palestine, … Continue reading

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The Confusion of the Elderly Curmudgeon

Well I am getting older so forgive me if once again I am missing something. Have I got it right that the North Koreans who have the temerity to want to make and test nuclear weapons must be brought to … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ALTERNATIVE FACTS ON TPP

DONALD TRUMP AND HIS ALTERNATIVE FACTS ON THE REJECTED TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP While I am sure President Donald Trump knows how to add using his fingers, I wish he had used bigger fingers before maligning the junior trading nations with … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, the Keeper of the Launch Codes

It is unfortunate that Donald Trump is not only inexperienced in international politics but apparently unable to source let alone understand readily available information. In the second Presidential debate Trump made a silly claim about the US standing with nuclear weapons which suggests either he … Continue reading

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A Memo to Hillary’s Speech Writer….

I guess I am not alone in saying that for the last few months I have been mesmerized by the increasingly bizarre antics of the Donald Trump circus as this singularly unqualified and totally self –centred rich property tycoon and … Continue reading

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