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On The Similarity Between The Common Testament Teaching and Jesus’ Teaching

  Recently in the readings for morning prayer, we have been going through the wisdom literature (Proverbs, and Ecclesiasticus). What struck me about this was just how much of Jesus’ teaching is already there! In the course of my reading, … Continue reading

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There is no ‘getting beyond’ Being in Christ.

In my time as a parish priest, there was always discussion about the value of church buildings. Some people would be committed to repairing the organ, and to retaining and maintaining the beautiful buildings that they had. Other people would … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Calving and Lambing Season

This is my first reflection from our new home in Alexandra. We are back in Australia now, but I will continue to ‘blog’, even though I am not writing a weekly reflection for a congregation.   I remember a lovely … Continue reading

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How ‘Being a Bother’ Can Be A Good Thing

How many phone calls have you had that begin with the phrase ‘I’m sorry to bother you…but.” The person ringing feels as though to claim the time of another person is to be a ‘bother’ to them. Maybe they feel … Continue reading

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What Is “Temporal Bandwidth” And Why Should A Christian Care?

    I came across a really interesting idea in a post from the New York Review of Books. * The idea is called ‘Temporal Bandwidth”. Now before clicking ‘off’, have a listen to this. Bandwidth is an idea that … Continue reading

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Negotiating Between Cultures: What The Issue About Shaking Hands After Class Made Me Think About

In a school near Basel in Switzerland there has been some controversy recently  over the refusal of some Muslim students to follow the local custom   by shaking hands with their teachers at the end of a class. This situation represents … Continue reading

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Assimilation, Multiculturalism and Integration: A Response to the Great Migration

In the light of the present ‘great migration’ I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of ‘integration’. This is a high value in Switzerland. But what does the word mean?   Well, in the series of Star Trek, there … Continue reading

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