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Father Hugh Bowron

Going off the boil
Ordinary 28 : 15 October 2017
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Why do some Christians just lose interest in their religion? And why does it matter?

Father Hugh Bowron

Responsible tenants
Ordinary 27 : 8 October 2017
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The Gospel this morning tells the story of the tenants in the vineyard – and Our Vicar finds it apt not only two thousand years ago and not only in the vineyard.

Right Reverend Steven Benford, Bishop of Dunedin

Fairness
Ordinary 25 : 24 September 2017
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On his first Episcopal visit to a parish Our new Bishop considers this morning’s Gospel reading and just what it means to be fair.

Father Hugh Bowron

Just deserts
Ordinary 24 : 17 September 2017
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Prompted by this morning’s readings, Our Vicar ponders the nature and place of forgiveness.

Father Hugh Bowron

Modern discipline
Ordinary 23 : 10 September 2017
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The modern church must maintain standards without recourse to easy sanctions which were available to the ancient –and even only slightly older–church. So what to do? Give up? Or find another way.

Father Hugh Bowron

Bearing our cross
Ordinary 22 : 3 September 2017
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We can edit out the unhappy bits when watching a movie, but not so in real life. Our Vicar considers what the unhappy bits can offer.

Father Hugh Bowron

Making Anglican sense of the Pope
Ordinary 21 : 27 August 2017
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Anglicans are in a way the middle road – not centrally controlled as with the Roman Catholic Church, yet nominally a single global congregation. Can this continue or must things change?

Father Hugh Bowron

Anglicans and Others
Ordinary 20 : 20 August 2017
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The Scandal of Particularity suggests one religion is as good as any other – can we accept that? – Should we?

Father Hugh Bowron

Anglican Mary
The Assumption : 13 August 2017
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As we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption, Our Vicar considers just what Mary means – can mean – to Anglicans.

Father Hugh Bowron

Thinking about Jesus
The Transfiguration : 6 August 2017
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On the Feast of the Transfiguration Our Vicar considers how Jesus has been seen over the ages.

Father Hugh Bowron

That smudged and indistinct image
Ordinary 17 : 30 July 2017
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We are told we are made in the image and likeness of God – but just what does that mean?

Father Hugh Bowron

Dealing with evil
Ordinary 16 : 23 July 2017
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There are those who want God to do it all for us –’striking down malefactors, raising up the righteous and preventing bad things happening to good people.’ This is not how it works–nor could it–nor should it explains Our Vicar.

Father Hugh Bowron

Parable paradoxy
Ordinary 15 : 16 July 2017
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Jesus often taught in parables, but they can seem to obscure as often as elucidate and it is tempting to think they do not apply to us because we have heard them all before. Our Vicar suggests otherwise.

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