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Archive for November, 2011

Desparately seeking Samaritans —

Just heard this story on Rhema news and was disappointed by its timeless similarity to Luke’s story of the Good Samaritan.  “It’s not an easy life for a person with an intellectual handicap, particularly if they aren’t severely handicapped, because they realise what is going on, and they realise they are different.  And it’s not easy being a […]

A Harvest Of People —

For all my friends  – especially those celebrating Thanksgiving today – I’m blessed to know you. Let us give thanks for a bounty of people: For children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember […]

Occupy Aotea: sit-in sell-out? —

Hmm. Earlier today, I saw a pizza delivery guy delivering to a tent amid those of the ongoing protest in Auckland’s Aotea Square.  Call me old fashioned but doesn’t secret snacking on a garlic-infused stuffed crust 12″ meat-lovers kind of undermine the integrity of one’s staunch commitment to the anti-greed/consumerism/globalisation/everything cause? Just saying.

The Money Lenders & The Temple —

A little light web wandering this evening brought me to this pointed observation by Scott Paeth. “It’s always instructive to see how religious heirarchies are likely to respond to movements for social change. Religion is often, though not always, a conservative force in society, so that militates against the possibility of Anglican officialdom siding with […]

Pulling things to pieces —

Arriving home last Sunday and keen to make the most of the early summer sun, I whipped up a ‘whatever is left in the fridge’ salad and headed for the deck.   Munching away, I was keen to read Frederick J. Tritton’s The Discipline Of Prayer (Pendle Hill Pamphlet No.42) but couldn’t get past this passage […]