Category Archives: Moral Issues

The Trump “Miracle”…. but not for all

President Trump and his supporters have been very keen to trumpet the success of the Trump led US economy. And it is hard to argue against noticing that the GDP has risen in Mr Trump’s first term. The employment data … 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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Lectionary Sermon for 21 October 2018 on Mark 10: 35 – 45

The other day my wife and I heard a distinguished theologian describe a visit to one of those Islands in the Pacific, Tuvalu, where every so often storm surges inundate the Island. He described how when such a storm is … Continue reading

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Ollie North has Insights on Mass Shootings

I have only just caught up with the latest insights of one Oliver North ( the man who embarrassed the US a few years back in the Iran-Contra affair), in which he arranged for the U.S. to illegally sell weapons … Continue reading

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Israel Folau and Judgement Day

I can’t help feeling that when rugby player Israel Folau was outed for representing an outdated form of religious bigotry he should not have had to shoulder the entire blame for the teaching he has been encouraged to follow. I … Continue reading

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US Gun Violence, whose mental issue?

If there is  one thing that Mr Trump has got right, it is likely to be the conclusion that mental stability does have something to do with the appalling statistics of gun violence in the US. Unfortunately the President may … Continue reading

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Abortion as Murder??

The reason why I abandoned my previous evangelical Christian stance and moved into what some would dismiss as a progressive or liberal view of issues like abortion is that, as an evangelical, I had often found myself among those who had limited … Continue reading

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