Category Archives: Psalms

On The Weather and God’s Judgment

Everywhere that I go in the last few days people have been commenting on the weather: how humid it has been and how unseasonally wet this amount of rain is. More importantly, people have been talking to me in quasi … Continue reading

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What “Pale Rider” Told Me About Violence, Non-Violence and Trusting God

The other week I happened to see the Clint Eastwood movie “Pale Rider”.   This movie follows the pattern of all Westerns. A small group of people is oppressed by big business. Along comes a ‘stranger’ who saves them.   … Continue reading

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The ‘Phantom of the Opera’, Human Darkness and Christianity

  I went to see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ for the first time as little while ago. Clearly, the power of the show lies in the fact that the story draws on the Greek myths, and so the themes … Continue reading

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Praying: ASt Home and In Church

In church the other week I noticed the intercessions (prayers of the people). I noticed that the person preparing them had put a lot of time and effort into what they were saying, and said it in such a way … Continue reading

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On Being A Member of Something or Not

While on holidays, I went to a party. Where I met someone who said “ I have never paid tax and never voted!’ I must admit to being a bit shocked. I was thinking “Well how does someone gain status … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Calving and Lambing Season

This is my first reflection from our new home in Alexandra. We are back in Australia now, but I will continue to ‘blog’, even though I am not writing a weekly reflection for a congregation.   I remember a lovely … Continue reading

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Getting Used To The Idea Of Having Foes At This Late Age!

Having started thinking about having ‘foes’ or ‘enemies’, some more things have occurred to me. Here is the confession for this week. I heard myself saying ‘You know, I don’t think that I have ‘integrated’ the idea of actually ‘having’ … Continue reading

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