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Moving books

Probably the most important thing I’ve read so far this year. The Book Hoarder’s Guide to Moving Across the Country Probably needs how to add to move DVDs and comics too. (Comics are hard to pack and are heavy in … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2016

Last post of 2016, a year with about 700 days of life experience compressed into 365 days. Mistakes were made; lessons were learned. Some projects unborn or uncompleted, other projects unforeseen in 2015 brought to fruition. Various companions on the … Continue reading

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On parenting

Have been thinking a bit about this during the week, and especially so having just dropped my daughter off at the wharf to go sailing with her classmates on the Spirit of New Zealand for the next five days or … Continue reading

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Modern academic theology needs to rediscover God

Some interesting comments on being a theologian in either the academy or the church. Some similar reflections to a paper I presented a month or so back. Why are they so insecure? Contemporary academic theology today operates between the Scylla … Continue reading

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In defence of the annoying mature age student

I was one of these students when I returned to study theology in my early 30s. Was probably both a joy and a pain to my lecturers 🙂 See: In defence of the annoying mature age student | Stephen Owen | … Continue reading

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iConfession anyone?

They’ve been smart phone apps for a while with lectionaries and orders of service, as well as apps to help you pray, meditate and confess. This one, however, looks like it’s got some kind of holy imprimatur. See Forgive me … Continue reading

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A symposium on Science and religion in the 21st century: faith in science, science in faith

A symposium on Science and religion in the 21st century: faith in science, science in faith. Programme Prof Jeff Tallon FRSNZ Truth or true? – faith and science rubbing shoulders Prof Bob White FRS Natural disasters: acts of God or … Continue reading

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A couple of science-religion links

Firstly, 12 Elegant Examples of Evolution | Wired Science from Wired.com. Secondly, Creation Lens: Exploring the World, Discovering God (EWDG) with the related Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology (ITEST) DVD resources. (Hat tip to Tensegrities » Blog … Continue reading

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Disappointed…

After listening to Steve’s presentation on River as a Christ-figure in the movie Serenity, I felt inspired to walk up to Heroes for Sale and grab the last two parts of the latest Serenity mini-series “Better Days” from Dark Horse … Continue reading

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SBL – Days 2-5

Very busy this week juggling SBL + work stuff in the gaps – always a problem when a conference is happening on your own campus. Good to catch up with lots of different people over the week. Various random highlights … Continue reading

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