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

On The Loss of Trust In Institutions

Lately, I have become aware of this mantra recently. I say “Wow! I’m glad I am not caught up in that!”. The situation goes like this. I am watching the television, and hear about a bank foreclosing on the loan … Continue reading

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The Physicality of Memory

Two things happened this week that are connected, and which stimulated my interest.   The first thing was that we had some walls taken down in our living area, to make it ‘open plan’. As the plaster came off the … Continue reading

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Punishment And Restoration of Christians

I am sure that there are more, but from personal knowledge, I know of two priests whose licence to function as priests in their diocese has been revoked on the basis of indiscretions that happened a long time ago. None … Continue reading

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Becoming Powerful: Tell the Truth, Take it Back.

I’ve been thinking about power recently. Let me tell you this story. I was talking to my wife about our veranda. We need to get something done to it, because it needs painting, but there are a lot of railings … Continue reading

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The Symbolism of a Deep, Spirit filled and Evangelical Faith.

I saw an article in the English “Church Times” where the author was calling for an end to bishops’ wearing of Mitres. The main argument for not wearing a mitre is that this practice has lost its message for those … Continue reading

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Inequality: How To Think Like A Christian

I heard on the radio the other week, a discussion about the ‘flat lining’ of wages, the growing insecurity of work life and the rising inequality in society.   They were discussing the various causes of this rise in inequality. … Continue reading

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What Does It Take To Be A Parish Priest Today?

In retirement I have been thinking about what it takes to be a parish priest. Over the years my picture has changed. As a young person, there were a number of clergy who were helpful to me, and it was … Continue reading

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