Who’s that talking? Jer 4:19-26

Teaching the prophets I often stress how helpful it can be to try to identify the “voices“.1 So I was interested to read Brenda’s post at Joining the Conversation (Part 1: Who is speaking in Jeremiah 4:19-21?) Her main interest is in Jer 4:19-21, arguing that there “Jeremiah” is the speaker, while YHWH begins to speak […]

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Uncritical unthinking

According to the NZ Herald  which yesterday was happy to carry one of the tobacco company’s full-page adverts: British American Tobacco announced today it will throw “hundreds of thousands of dollars” at a campaign against the Government’s push for plain packaging. It will use print, television and radio advertising to sell its message that plain […]

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Cool neat and really useful

Bookshare is such a neat, simple and useful service. Perfect for blind or reading impaired (dyslexic) students. For a small annual fee (unless you are an American registered student) you get textbooks as audio files. If you know a “qualified” (which means certified visual impairment or reading impairment) starting undergraduate studies now, look into this […]

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Is “marriage equality” a trivial matter?

I ask because in NZ we have a bill before parliament that has not been considered, discussed and carefully thought through, which would enact “marriage equality”. The triviality of the proposed process, basically a few angry segments on TV and in the papers where each side in the very polarised “discussion” slangs off the other […]

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