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From the editor – April 2007

I guess it will be on television here soon. The documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus produced by Hollywood film maker James Cameron claims a 2000-year-old tomb found in Jerusalem may hold the remains of Jesus of Nazareth, Mary his mother, Mary Magdalene, said to be his partner, and Judah, said to be their son, together with other members of ...

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Living the resurrection

THE GOSPEL records tell us that the encounters the disciples had with the risen Jesus were life-changing experiences. John, in his Gospel record, describes how the fear that gripped the disciples was transformed into joy, and how the doubt that engulfed Thomas was converted into faith, as Jesus appeared amongst his followers and restored their hope and confidence. Then, as ...

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From the Editor – March 2007

Sometimes it can be the most uncomfortable time of the service, especially if you are sitting in the front row and that big open bowl comes past for your offering. If you’re first, whatever you put in, the next person along is going to know how much it was. Maybe that’s why people like envelopes – at least that way ...

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Dealing with the demons within

All of our most important struggles are spiritual, and the arena in which those battles are fought lies within us. This is most certainly true in regard to the management of our financial resources. The problems we have as Christians in relation to money (apart from feeling that we never have enough of it) are essentially spiritual problems. In the final ...

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Taking a greener Journey

When I was in High School, we were required to study Confronting the Future, a book by scientist and theologian Charles Birch about the way the use of resources might impact on the world in which we live. The basic premise was that environmental impact equals population, times the amount of resources used per person. I remember it well because ...

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How’s the weather where you are?

Over the past week or so I’ve been reading the autobiography of renowned environmentalist, David Suzuki. It’s an enthralling book for a number of reasons, and it reveals a man with a deep love for the natural world and a passionate commitment to preserve it for future generations. His book confirms what we already know. In many parts of the ...

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Christmas: it’s Good News

I did it again this week! On a whim, I typed the words “good news” into the search engine of my computer and was directed to 860,000,000 internet web sites. One of the best is a site called The Good News Network. It is entirely devoted to collecting good news stories from around the world. If you are wearied by ...

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