Comments: Easter messages

How typical of AB Bob to portray himself and his followers of victims of a robbery instead of as the attempted perpetrators.

Posted by Pat O'Neill at Sunday, 4 April 2010 at 12:05pm BST

...not to mention, that when he says "They can even take our lives, as in far-flung places like Nigeria," xDuncan's not mentioning the lives which his Nigerian allies are TAKING (be they Muslim or LGBT).

But in the Spirit of Today, I offer an "Alleluia, He is Risen!" even to our self-separated brethren...

Posted by JCF at Sunday, 4 April 2010 at 6:07pm BST

It's all about Bob, isn't it? I thought it was all about Jesus. Silly me. But I join in the alleluias. Jesus died and rose to save Bob too.
Cynthia

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Sunday, 4 April 2010 at 9:11pm BST

With reference to x Duncan's remark,"They can even take our lives, as in far flung places like Nigeria". I have an update question. Has Martin Minns quietly and finally retired to his beloved
Nigeria ? I am sure "Big Pete" is going to need
him more than ever.

Carl

Posted by CarlD at Sunday, 4 April 2010 at 10:32pm BST

"Institutions are necessary for the ordering of society, but they can take on a life of their own and become self-serving. That applies, of course, not only to the institutions of politics and society, but also - and equally - to the institutions of the church, which can be just as fallen, just as sinful, and even more profoundly disappointing, because they claim to exist for the sake of Jesus Christ."
- Bishop of Down & Dromore -

A timely reminder that the Church needs to pull it's proverbial socks up on issues of perceived injustice within it's own ranks - as well as in
the outside world.

The more I read about ex-Bishop Robbie Duncan, the more I understand where former ABC, George Carey, is coming from. They are singing from the same hymnbook. The persecution complex they share is entirely a phantom creation of their imagination.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 4 April 2010 at 11:36pm BST

If you're going to die because you're a Christian, better make sure you are really one and not a fake. It really matters when you come face to face with God. The people in the following web-site were brutally murdered because they were Christians.
www.anglicandioceseofjos.org/dogo.html

[editor's note: You may find the images at the above site distressing.]

Posted by Basil at Tuesday, 6 April 2010 at 9:23pm BST

[Thank you, editor.]

@Basil. Haven't a clue what your point is. Clarify? [Re "It really matters when you come face to face with God." As neither you, nor any living person has been, how would you know? {Braces for Bible citation of distant-at-best context}]

Posted by JCF at Wednesday, 7 April 2010 at 4:45am BST

The images were, indeed, disturbing: I can't imagine anyone pretending to be a pastor of any sort who would've shown such disrespect to the corpses of murdered people by using them as a means to further violence and hatred between Christians and Muslims. What an opportunistic, diabolic *use* of the deaths of the innocent! The dead may have been Christians, but the clergy who made such opportunistic use of the carnage are most certainly not.

Posted by MarkBrunson at Wednesday, 7 April 2010 at 10:21am BST

Bishop Duleep of Colombo issued a very powerful Easter Message this year. It can be read here.

http://asiacms.blogspot.com/2010/04/easter-message-by-rt-rev-duleep-de.html

Posted by Fr Marc Billimoria at Tuesday, 13 April 2010 at 1:16pm BST
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