Letting go of the past, embracing the future

Sermon on Acts 1.15-17, 21–26. Hands up if you’ve ever interviewed somebody for a job. Keep your hands up if you’ve interviewed someone for your own job. Well, I have, and it was a great learning experience. I was leaving a job after several years, and I was on the panel to select someone to take …

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Mark, the Marys and (Colin) McCahon

On my first trip overseas (fatefully to New Zealand), I encountered and fell in love with the work of Colin McCahon. McCahon is an outstanding 20th century modernist painter, an art-world outsider obsessed with the NZ countryside and the Jesus story, often intermingling the two. Many of his paintings feature outsized texts overlaid across the …

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