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Tag: Salvation

Salvation over power [Lk 6]

Since I am currently in a foreign country and my Cantonese is primitive, I went walking yesterday. I found the Mormon church, and the Methodist centre. I did not find the Presbyterians. Admittedly I am staying in a district close to the conference centre, and near the water: Most people in Hong Kong and most […]

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Proclaim this offense called Christ. [I Peter 1]

In Dunedin we have an odd service. The week after Easter we have a “Resurrection Sunday” evening service in the town hall. The reason for this is that the Easter weekend is one of the last holidays before winter (Anzac day, which is the 25th of this month, is very autumnal if not frankly wintry) […]

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SJW the door to the light shut [John 3]

For those who have not worked it out, I use the book of Common Prayer lectionary, in the English Standard Version. The ESV is a reasonably competent translation: it is as literalist as you can get moving from Greek to English. The Bible of James is beautiful, but there have been better jobs done over […]

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The Blood of Christ, not the blood of the tribe [I Jn 5]

The normal service of the lectionary has been resumed. We have a passage that requires more coffee, for thinking my way through this makes my head hurt. Yet it is important: for within it are a few promises those of faith stake their life on. That our belief is not in man, or our tribe, […]

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Exploding Unitarian and Evolutionitarian heads.

Yesterday it was a rare thing in Autumn, a calm day, and I was able to detour on the way to work and look at the harbour. Here we see one of the dredges that keeps the inner harbour navigable and a container: this is not a natural space, but one that Dunedin has built […]

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