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March 3, 2019

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

I am feeling nostalgic. Charlotte and I saw the London premiere of the Australian film ‘Ladies in Black’ (and yes, if you get a chance to see it, do so). I very much enjoyed the film set in a big department store in Sydney in the summer of 1959-1960. It follows the lives of 4 […]

February 11, 2018

The Transfiguration of Jesus

The disclaimer went, ‘The views expressed in this article are not endorsed by and do not in any way represent the opinions of [the authors’ employers]’. Ok, I get that. Then I read ‘They should also not be taken to express the views of the authors’. … Huh???!!! Why write it then? To make money? […]

February 7, 2016

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

You feel for people who are doing it tough. I think particularly of refugees. And I’m not persuaded at all that using other names or terminology to describe them helps anyone since if someone claims refuge or sanctuary from us then that is how we are to respond while we ascertain identity and what to […]

February 15, 2015

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

I enjoyed visiting Wittenberg last weekend. (I didn’t like the freezing cold!) The place was pretty well deserted and all my previous years’ experience of dealing with crowds was given a refreshing rest. We could explore St Mary’s (the town church), the Melanchthon House, the Lutherhaus and walk around the town at our leisurely pace […]

March 2, 2014

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The headline did its job. It got my attention. It was an article on the competing issues that surround val-ues and laws in a democracy. Religions have points of views and practices that go with them. For good order, all societies do. So what happens when there is a clash between religion and the laws […]

February 10, 2013

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

I picked up the latest edition of the New Testament in Greek this week. It is the Nestle-Aland 28th edition (and I immediately liked it … because it has bigger print than the 27th edition!). The 28th edition incorpo-rates the ongoing research and work that is happening in the world of the New Testament manuscripts. […]