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A lectionary sermon for 29 December Christmas 1 A 2013 on Matthew 2:13-23

No flight of Fancy You have to hand it to Matthew in the way he balances a sense of wonder for the coming of Jesus with the grimmer bits. First we have the angels, the shepherds and even the wise … Continue reading

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Is the Archbishop of Canterbury right on Egypt?

The Archbishop of Canterbury has made a recent public statement, followed by a statement in the House of Lords in which he was at pains to point out that the situation of violence against the Coptic Church is no simple … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring – Part 2

The signs for fresh green growth as a consequence of the much vaunted Arab Spring are slow in arriving. In Egypt, the economy already battered by the revolution may have lost 1.7 billion $US according to Egypt’s Central Agency for … 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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MUBARAK AND THE WISDOM(?) OF HINDSIGHT

A thirty year regime dictator, strong ally of the US in the Middle East has been toppled by a vast crowd of protestors complaining of years of State control and oppression, enraged to the point of waving their shoes in … Continue reading

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