A Fair And Just Society kiwiconnexion practical theology
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A Fair And Just Society kiwiconnexion practical theology

What do you like about your country, its culture and development? And what don’t you like? Most of us, east or west, north or south, want to see our own culture and society do better, be fairer. But it’s hard to make it happen. In 1971 the philosopher John Rawls …

How Can We Live Well Using Life Design kiwiconnexion practical theology
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How Can We Live Well Using Life Design kiwiconnexion practical theology

Welcome everyone. I’m David Bell. A question on most people’s minds these days is: how can we live well? What is the secret of a well-designed life? Last episode we discussed using hygge, the Danish way of cultivating an inner and outer life, balancing hospitality with warmth and contentment. And …

Daily Life in the Ancient Christian World – John Fitzgerald, Professor of Theology
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Daily Life in the Ancient Christian World – John Fitzgerald, Professor of Theology

The day of studying the New Testament text alone is over, as well it should be. As important as the New Testament text is it comes to life only when it is placed within a community. I take a “religion and society” approach. The more that one understands about the …

How to Deal With Seeing Red About Someone kiwiconnexion practical theology
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How to Deal With Seeing Red About Someone kiwiconnexion practical theology

Sooner or later in life we have to face up to our own personality. We have to come to terms with ourselves. Personality is the energizing force of all relationships. I once watched two colleagues attempt to destroy each other in their common workplace. Unfortunately, they were pastors, ministers of …

Education With An Inbuilt Moral Compass kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Education With An Inbuilt Moral Compass kiwiconnexion practical theology

Hi, I’m David Bell for kiwiconnexion.nz It’s more than important to live by a moral code, trying to discern what is right and what is wrong. It’s absolutely necessary for the health and happiness of any kind of society. How do we do it? Jesus said, ”Love the Lord your …

History or Theology: the Bible as document
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History or Theology: the Bible as document

You’re listening to Tim Bulkeley’s 5 minute Bible Gavin at Otagosh has said some nice things about these podcasts but in pointing to them and saying nice things he raises a question. He writes: “I’m a bit worried about the distinction Tim makes between a historically married God and a …

The Evil of Replacement Theology, Part 2
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The Evil of Replacement Theology, Part 2

Did you know that one of the greatest heroes of the Christian faith wrote a booklet that Hitler praised in his book, Mein Kampf, and which became the blueprint for the Holocaust? And did you know that the thoughts he expressed in that booklet were rooted in what is called …

Are Statues in Catholic Churches “Graven Images?”
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Are Statues in Catholic Churches “Graven Images?”

We are going to go to Anonymous in Syracuse, Indiana. Anonymous, are you with us? Yes I am. And guess what the question is? The question is: why are you Protestant? Why am I Protestant? Okay, well, like many others, I’m Protestant mostly because I was born Protestant. I was …

Election  Issues 2017 Clergy Comment part 3 kiwiconnexion practical theology
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Election Issues 2017 Clergy Comment part 3 kiwiconnexion practical theology

Well, we come to the final question this evening, which is about the environment, and especially water quality. Max Thompson is asking; should water quality – that is the rivers et cetera – should that be governed as it currently is by a kind of national standard or should this …