Category Archives: Society

A lectionary sermon for 16 August 2015 on Proverbs 9: 1 – 6 Year B Proper 15

Today with our reading from what is categorised as Wisdom literature in the Book of Proverbs we find ourselves in the part of the Bible which focuses on practical advice. The Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs and in the New … Continue reading

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A Place for Doubters in the Church

During the second World War in the US army it was initially difficult to convince soldiers that blood transfusions should be allowed between black soldiers and white soldiers. It seems that the notion of racial identity was deeply ingrained and … Continue reading

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The Dissent Multipliers

CURRENT DISSENT MULTIPLIERS The optimistically named “Arab Spring” whereby a number of the Arab countries are allegedly reclaiming their democratic and religious freedoms, removing corrupt dictatorship and setting up much more equitable distribution of resources and opportunities and shrugging off … Continue reading

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bin Laden’s Death – What next?

Osama bin Laden’s death reported by President Obama will no doubt gladden the hearts of many US citizens who probably see this as the final chapter of the 9-11 saga.  Our Prime Minister John Key is reported that he is … Continue reading

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US GLASSHOUSES ARE NOT THE BEST VENUE FOR CHUCKING STONES AT CHINA

The Chinese government, obviously sick of having its human rights record questioned by Western governments, has hit back (China People’s Daily On-Line, April 11 2011), with the US its first target. Let me say at the outset, I have no … Continue reading

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QUESTION THAT MIGHT HAVE AN EMBARRASSING ANSWER

Do religions only differ in the parts that can’t be verified?

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Question for the week

Is religion religion born out of culture?

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