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Unplug and Plug In: Neighbours 2 (Roi M)

March 14th, 2011 No Comments

On Tuesday at 12.51 pm most of New Zealand stopped what they were doing and joined together to observe 2 minutes silence for the victims of the recent Christchurch quake and it doesn’t seem that long ago we joined to remember the 29 men who lost their lives in the Pike River Mine. The country’s […]

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But I Know

March 12th, 2011 No Comments

Oh, Christchurch. Oh, Japan. Brooke Fraser sings in her new song ‘Flags’: I don’t know why the innocents fall While the monsters still stand And our lives blow about Like flags on the land And we don’t know either. Why has a five-month-old baby with his life before him been crushed by a falling ceiling? […]

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Act of God

February 27th, 2011 No Comments

The Christchurch earthquake was “not an act of God”, it was just “the Earth doing what it does”. These are great words from the Dean of Christchurch Cathedral, Peter Beck. He said to 3 News, “For me as a Christian, the act of God is in the love and compassion that people are sharing among […]

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Christchurch

February 24th, 2011 No Comments

(‘Light’ by xkcd.com) Eternal God, shepherd of your people, we feel the fleeting passage of life, and we know how fragile is our existence on this tiny planet amid the spinning galaxies. We confess with the prophet: “All flesh is grass, and all its glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers […]

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