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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

Peter Carrell unpacks Paul's vision of true wisdom and Jesus' rule of love that fortifies the law.

My eyes have seen your salvation

In this Sunday’s readings Tom Innes finds Jesus fulfilling prophecy: as the Lord “shall suddenly come to His temple.”

From the ends of the earth

Rosemary Dewerse unpacks the story of the sages who come to pay homage Jesus: the king whose power of love transcends all human boundaries.

Love versus power and might

In the Christmas readings this week, Sarah Harris looks at Luke's contrast between the worldly powers and our infant saviour's power of love. 

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

Easter: more than tongues can tell

The first Easter is simply more than tongues can tell, says a visiting English academic in a sermon delivered in Christchurch.

Keeping our focus on Christ

Christ must be our compass, and Captain Winston must faithfully continue to set his eyes on Christ to guide us in the direction Christ wants us to follow, says the preacher at Bishop Winston Halapua's installation.

Reading Leviticus 18: An indigenous perspective

Leviticus 18 is a text that Māori need to interpret through storytelling, experience, and their own tikanga Māori values, the Hermeneutics Hui is told.

Hermeneutics and Romans 1

Israel’s Holiness Code in the Book of Leviticus

The Bible and Human Sexuality: Romans 1

Theology of sexuality and 1 Cor 5-7

From a Pasefika perspective

Hermeneutics and Genesis 19


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