Posts Tagged ‘Billboard’

Trump Easter billboard stolen from outside Auckland church

Friday, April 1st, 2016

An Auckland church’s billboard about Donald Trump was stolen while the church’s minister was conducting a funeral service. The billboard was put up for Lent several weeks ago outside St Luke’s Presbyterian Church in Remuera. The sign depicted US presidential candidate Donald Trump standing in front of the crucified Jesus, holding a hammer and saying, Read more

Church billboards: 10 of the funniest

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Auckland’s St Matthews in the City is not the only Church whose Billboard that causes controversy A witty, provocative billboard from an Ontario Anglican church went viral last tweek after being posted on Reddit. Toby Manhire, in his column in the New Zealand Listener, though that this is as good an occasion as any to collect the Read more

New order of monastic nuns tops Billboard music chart

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A young monastic order of nuns in the United States has for the second time released an album that has debuted in the top position on Billboard magazine’s classical traditional music chart. “This is an unprecedented accomplishment for … a group of contemplative nuns, this devoted, hidden prayerful group who do not tour and remain Read more

St Matthews in the City does it again for Easter

Friday, March 30th, 2012

A provocative Auckland church known for stirring up debate has unveiled its new billboard in the lead-up to Easter.

The billboard erected at the front of St Matthews in the City today depicts a Facebook photo album with Jesus on the cross as the main image. Directly below, the image is “liked” by Judas Iscariot.

“We decided to make a joke about the propensity of Christians to lay blame,” said Reverend Glynn Cardy.

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St Matts billboard upholds Catholic tradition

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

St Matthew in the City is in illustrious company.  Each time its priests Glynn Cardy and Clay Nelson commission a billboard they join a long line of popes and cardinals that have used provocative art to shift our thinking. Using images to shift established thought patterns is always a fragile endeavour as no-one, not even a powerful Read more