Author Archives: frpaulsblog

About frpaulsblog

Paul Dalzell is now a semi-retired priest living in Alexandra, Australia

Why do People Like Visits From Religious People?

Last week I happened to be ‘out and about’ in the town where I live, and where I used to be the Anglican Priest.   I met someone whom I had previously known as a worker at a Community Residential … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Society, Uncategorized, Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt. | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Examples of How I Think That God Works In Me

Two things have happened in the last couple of weeks that have spoken to me about what it means to be a Christian, and how God works in my life to change things.   The first event happened in the … Continue reading

Posted in Engagement, Eucharist, Living Before the Face of God, Religion and Society, Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt. | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What To do About Young Adults Leaving Chritian Faith

I read an interesting article recently, about why young people are not taking up Christian faith or ‘losing their religion’ as they get older.   This article was based on research conducted in <a prior; 2016 Pew Research Centre survey> … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Society, Weekly Reflections at St. John's Montreux, Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt. | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The National Gallery of Victoria: A Biblical Metaphor in Stone

There are plans afoot to renovate and expand the National Gallery of Victoria. See this picture This building is much loved by Melbournians, especially for the ‘Water Wall’ and the Leonard French ceiling in the Great Hall.   I was … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Society, Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt. | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dying Sooner, Economics and Christianity

I was shocked to read in the ‘Guardian’ this week that the length of life is actually going down! It is not actually that many people are not living as long, but that there are more people in certain groups … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Society | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Motivation: From within or Without?

The ‘All In The Mind” programme on Radio National this week featured, the psychologist Richard Ryan who co-founded with Edward Deasy the theory of motivation called ‘Self Determination.”   These two were examining the ‘Carrot and Stick’ ideas about what … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Society, Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt. | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Christian Approach To Airport Security

Every time I travel, I get very anxious about the security systems. First there is the problem of the machine that goes “bing!!” I do everything to prevent it from going of, like taking off my belt, and shoes, and … Continue reading

Posted in Religion and Society, Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt. | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment