Weekly newsletter for Friday 26 October

Weekly newsletter for Friday 26 October

Hello everyone, It’s been one of those weeks when you’d rather hide under the covers and not see another news broadcast!  From the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi and its associated lying and coverups to infighting and accusations here in New Zealand to strangely...
Weekly Newsletter for Friday 19 October 2018

Weekly Newsletter for Friday 19 October 2018

Hello everyone The political news has been unedifying.  It is easy to sound moralistic making comment at all.  However, I want to have a try, hopefully in a nuanced way. Let’s link a survey foreshadowed today which describes lack of well-being among polytechnic staff...
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...

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