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The Chase

Was listening to RNZ National “Nine to Noon” today and the interview with the producer of this amazing short silent film created by some teenagers down in Otago. A Kiwi homage to the slapstick comedies of the early 20th century … Continue reading

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Black Panther: Some initial thoughts

Just back from watching Black Panther with family. One of the few films I’ve been to where audience members cheered and clapped at the end of the film, and some stood to applaud. At one level, the film follows the … Continue reading

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Supervision: Navigating uncharted waters

Almost 10 years today I was about to start work post-PhD at the University of Auckland as a new Lecturer in Practical Theology in the School of Theology. At that point, I’d done quite a bit of adjunct lecturing and … Continue reading

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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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