Archive for June, 2010

Jun 22 2010

Mid-Winter: What is There to Celebrate?

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In the middle of winter, traditional Maori celebrated Matariki. ┬áThis was the beginning of a new year; time to celebrate with a special hangi and then to begin planting kumara. In the middle of winter, ancient Romans celebrated the winter solstice. ┬áVenerators of sol invictus, the invincible sun, they marked the turning point when the […]

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Jun 04 2010

Looking at the bible again for the first time

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On Friday 11 June, we will look at what Christians call the Old Testament with the help of Claus Westermann, a German expert. For most people, the bible is a book that begins with the story of creation. Scholars, however, give us quite a different perspective. First, the Old Testament is not a book but […]

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