‘BLESSED BE THE UNDONE:
Theo-poetics and the magic of the ordinary’
Rev GLYNN CARDY
Sunday September 27 @ 3:00pm – 4:15pm
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Meeting ID: 898 8188 7828
Rev Glynn Cardy is a noted poet whose work contains strong threads of spirituality and commentary on the human condition. He is well known for his provocative billboards, making statements on social justice issues, which he displays outside his churches.
Glynn will invite us to reflect on some of his poetry, which will be sent to all PCNV members and friends a week before the event.
Glynn says, ‘I love the sea, the sand and the surf. It has sculpted my soul. I like talking to groups of children because their responses are never predictable or boring. Their capacity for imagination has not been checked. They are therefore capable of seeing the expanse of god without being able to give it a name. I want to tell folks that they’re special, exhort them to be kind and generous, and encourage them to enjoy the great variety of people in this world. If we get those things right everything else tends to follow.’
Glynn is a minister of a progressive Presbyterian congregation (St Luke’s) in Auckland, New Zealand. For some 30 years he was an Anglican vicar, serving in a variety of Auckland parishes, the last being St Matthews-in-the-City. So denominationally he’s bi-religious. Theologically though he’s on the edge of both denominations.
Glynn has a strong commitment to social justice, and the parishes he has served in have been at the forefront of denominational change in regard to indigenous land rights, LGBTI ordination and marriage, and in seeking to address poverty.
Glynn is married to Stephanie (a paediatrician), and they have four adult children and two cats.
There will be Q & A after the presentation.
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This meeting is at no cost.
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