Praying for Trump and the worldwide church’s silent acceptance of his election

Tomorrow, in the United States, millions of people will attend church. Their service this week will be a thanksgiving service, with worship, voices lifted in joyous prayer, tears, shaking, tongues, hugs and sharp sermons filled with triumphant words. They will be thanking the judeo-christian God for the election of Donald Trump to the highest office… Read More Praying for Trump and the worldwide church’s silent acceptance of his election

Remember, remember the 5th of November: Parihaka’s silent vigil for Machiavellian NZ

Last night, as part of the Wellington Doicese’s Anglican Schools Youth Pigrimage, we stayed in Te Niho o Te Ati Awa on Parihaka Pa. We were hosted by my whanaunga, the redoubtable kuia Maata, who has lived on the pa for thirty years and is from the Borell and Moanaroa whānau of Tauranga Moana. Warmly… Read More Remember, remember the 5th of November: Parihaka’s silent vigil for Machiavellian NZ