Weekly newsletter for Friday 5 October 2018

Weekly newsletter for Friday 5 October 2018

Hello everyone, I’m writing from  General Assembly 2018.  St Andrew’s College, where we are staying, has lots of new buildings including the hostels so life is comfortable.  The weather has been good – a little cold standing out in the powhiri last night but a lovely...
Weekly Newsletter for Friday 28 September 2018

Weekly Newsletter for Friday 28 September 2018

Hello everyone, At the SATRS AGM tonight, I’m making an attempt to assess where religion and society have wandered on their merry way from 1984 to the present.  It’s been fascinating to research and re-live those 34 years. It brought home to me (thanks to...
Weekly newsletter for Friday 21 September 2018

Weekly newsletter for Friday 21 September 2018

Hello everyone This week has seen the 125th anniversary of the granting of the vote to New Zealand women.  There are interesting differences across the world in the degree to which women were extended political rights:  below is an edited summary of the suffrage...
Weekly newsletter for Friday 7 September 2018

Weekly newsletter for Friday 7 September 2018

Hello everyone, The culmination of months of planning is happening this weekend with the 2018 Progressive Christianity Conference.  I am grateful to the hardworking committee who debated menus and arrangements, speakers and workshops, parking and bookstalls.  Now, as...
Weekly newsletter for Friday 31 August 2018

Weekly newsletter for Friday 31 August 2018

SKY Blue skies smiling at me Nothing but blue skies do I see Blue birds singing a song Nothing but blue skies from now on Never saw the sun shining so bright Never saw things going so right Noticing the days hurrying by When you’re in love, my how they fly Blue...
Weekly Newsletter for Thursday 23 August 2018

Weekly Newsletter for Thursday 23 August 2018

Hello  everyone, Being Christian is challenge enough in a society which no longer supports church the way it did. I’m old enough to remember when church was THE activity on Sundays.  I’ve spoken about my Dad being asked as Gore’s Mayor to approve Sunday night movies...

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