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What the Bible told me changed

Peter Lineham talks about the reasons behind his 2018 video project 'Time for Love' where New Zealanders who care about the Bible explain what changed their Christian view of homosexuality.

The Cathedral consecration sermon

Here's the full text of the sermon Archbishop Philip Richardson preached at the consecration of Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral on October 27, 2017.

Bringing dry bones to life

Dr Rosemary Dewerse unravels a thread running through Passion Sunday: lifeless bodies can be made into new flesh through the power of Christ.

Seeing with God's eyes

James Harding relays Jesus' healing encounter with the blind man: the man whose eyes Jesus opened, not only to see the world, but to see God's truth alive within it.

Come and see this man!

Sarah Harris contrasts Nicodemus' cautious approach to Jesus, with the Samaritan woman's bold, 'broad daylight' faith at the well. 

Faith that knows no bounds

Bishop Kelvin Wright hears the rush of the Holy Spirit as each of this week's readings joins Jesus and Nicodemus to speak on the power of faith.

Turning back to God

Graham O'Brien delves into Jesus' call to return to God, as we look to the beginning of Lent next week.

Are we up for the challenge?

In this week's readings, Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley shows how temptation drives us away from God. But who can face turning back to God this Lent?

The unholiness of hate

Derek Tovey reveals 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.  

Love that is stronger than law

My eyes have seen your salvation

From the ends of the earth

Love versus power and might

Whose plan: God's or mine?

Easter: more than tongues can tell


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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018