Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Thursday 28 September, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:21 pm

Sean Devine: How do we know?/Footsteps of a Creator [80K PDF]
from the recent faith/science series at Ramsey House.
two Sue Wootton poems
a book I made

Monday 25 September, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:33 pm

Before Sunrise and Before Sunset: I saw them two evenings running respectively, reflectively. Richard Linklater, who I met first in Tape (which movie read me like a book), wrote the first and he and Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy wrote the second. Hawke and Delpy acted, talked mostly, they’re more or less two long conversations, the first wandering around Vienna, the second around Paris. Turns out I would quite like to go to both cities after all. One relationship whose life is in two bursts of a few hours and a book. Together they’re an argument about love. Is love other than or more than commitment, trust, friendship, companionship, responsibility? Is there The One? I tell myself it doesn’t matter, if we’re both caught up in some glorious gospel project, that sort of question will cease to be interesting. But I wonder.

JH Kunstler visits Auckland

Sunday 24 September, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:08 pm

The New Pantagruel goes to ground

Thursday 21 September, 02006

All go

by Matthew Bartlett @ 3:50 pm

The Middle East: a guide for Christians (and other perplexed people) continues 5.30pm Tuesday at Ramsey House, 8 Kelburn Parade. Graham Redding will talk about “Holy Land and Sacred Space”. I went to the first two sessions, with Peter Lineham and Vicky Mason, and they were hot (not like newspapers). Full details are available in the series flyer [110KB PDF].

Also coming up at Ramsey: there’ll be a screening of the doco Allie Eagle and me 5pm this Sunday. Briar March, the film’s director, is going to be there to talk about it, too. There’s potluck dinner beforehand and church up the road at S.Michael’s afterwards.

Wednesday 20 September, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:31 pm

The Times on why the Pope was right [via Hemi Kingi]

And I’m in bed, ill, writing on my blog. This is what it takes to get me to write some words not links. Perhaps I can generate some boring I mean interesting discussion by saying something controversial. The “is Peter Davis a homo” “issue” means that you shouldn’t watch TV or read the newspaper anymore. You know I haven’t really got anything to say. I’m supposed to be finishing Prism 4 layout, or formatting a forestry industry newsletter for the web, or producing some webstats, or quoting for a small WAP app, or starting a publishing company, but I think I’ll stay in bed instead. People who live with chronic pain, man, I can’t imagine it, God bless them. Goodnight.

Friday 15 September, 02006

Spanish idiom #1

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:42 pm

El mundo es un paƱuelo / The world is a handkerchief

Monday 11 September, 02006

Stay Human radio ideas

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:06 pm

station name discussion here

  1. A show where we teach people how the exegete the bible. We could point them to online resources, or tell them to come into AngChap. I think it will be well received by both Christians and non-Christians. The Church as a whole is fairly poor at doing this, and so it will plug a significant hole.
  2. Esoteric Theology with Gavin Drew, featuring the Cosmic Pelvis
  3. Music shows
    1. James’ Smiths/Doves Hour
    2. Lynton’s
    3. Erin’s idiot’s guide to classical music
    4. Father Kev’s jazz improv
  4. some sort of justice show, looking at current humanitarian/ecological crises that no one cares about (i.e. West Papua independence) or looking at current events (such as Darfur) through a religious framework, instead of what we get fed through the media or the humanist (it’s all about economic/ historical/ sociological factors, but never religion) analysis we get from the UN.
  5. Simulcasts/rebroadcasts of X-Nous seminars.
  6. Rebroadcasts from e.g. Radio National AU programme on virtue ethics

by Matthew Bartlett @ 10:49 am

Another sermon from me [35KB PDF]

Tuesday 05 September, 02006

by Matthew Bartlett @ 1:39 pm

Hurry Up Shoe Repairs before & after photos