so, we made the news


Was woken this morning by a text from dad at 7.20 AM saying. “Hi. Better have a look at the dom.” Didn’t have a paper on hand but lay awake worrying what the paper might have to say. Had a bit of a clue because favoured Wellington blog “Eye of the Fish” posted this article last night. (Incidentally, love the response comment from George Smith.)

Anyway, got hold of a paper at first opportunity. There we are, a large article on page four. Lovely.

Row over plan to push out old pews

If I allowed swearing on my blog, I would write something strong here like “Oh Fuck.”

Glad that Kat and Mike have corrected some of the errors in the article. It’s not an accurate article, and very unfortunate that these family discussions have spilt over into the media. Not surprising though.

I’m not giving up. I still believe in the church. I still believe in the anglican church even. There is hope.

God grabbed me. God’s Spirit took me up and set me down in the middle of an open plain strewn with bones. He led me around and among them—a lot of bones! There were bones all over the plain—dry bones, bleached by the sun.

He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"

I said, "Master God, only you know that."

He said to me, "Prophesy over these bones: ‘Dry bones, listen to the Message of God!’"

God, the Master, told the dry bones, "Watch this: I’m bringing the breath of life to you and you’ll come to life. I’ll attach sinews to you, put meat on your bones, cover you with skin, and breathe life into you. You’ll come alive and you’ll realize that I am God!"


5 thoughts on “so, we made the news

  1. Hi Chris, we met at the Alpha conferences in Christchurch a few years back. We have had the same sort of debate down here a few times and it gets totally out of hand with people claiming the church building and fixtures are sacrosanct and can’t be altered in any way. I have been in all kinds of Anglican churches and the best ones are those that don’t have pews at all.People forget that the church is the people, not the building. Writing the letter to the editor is an unwise divisive action and a breach of confidence that will have negative repercussions for the person concerned.

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