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Relying on God the mother

Peter Carrell cracks open this Sunday's readings and finds God the mother who provides for all her faithful children's needs.

The unholiness of hate

Derek Tovey unpacks the demands of this week's readings on all who hope for holiness: to care for the poor, be fair to workers and love those who hurt or threaten you.  

SWG positive about Way Forward

The working group charged with finding “structural arrangements” to allow those with clashing convictions on same-gender blessings to stay together in the same church is optimistic about where it’s at. 
• The January 2017 report
• The first report - the full text  

Making the Kingdom real

Peter Carrell wrangles with this week's gospel question: How do we make Jesus' vision of the Kingdom real in our lives?

“Only love can do that”

Darkness cannot drive out darkness. On behalf of the three Primates, Archbishop Philip Richardson offers a reflection for Christmas 2016.

Whose plan: God's or mine?

In this Sunday's readings Joseph moves from his own hurt and betrayal at dashed expectations, into a new life-saving role in God's plan. By Kelvin Wright

Can deception ever be life-giving?

Can telling lies ever be good? Even God-ordained? You bet, says Vicki Sykes - and she can cite the scriptures to prove it.
• Vicki Sykes' sermon - unedited  

Māori Bible for kids goes to print

Bible Society New Zealand has released a new children's Bible, 'Tāku Paipera that tells God's story in contemporary language for our youngest readers of te reo Māori.

Key working group named

Their task: to find a structure that allows Anglicans with opposing convictions on same-gender blessings to live together.


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