Category Archives: Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt.

The Advantage Being a Christian: It Has Kept Me Safe, And Given Me Some Useful Skills.

Lately I have heard about people who have had bad experiences with those whom they have met on ‘on line’ dating sites. Others have been the subject of trolling, or other bad behaviour via social media.   I was particularly … Continue reading

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On ‘Transcendence’ and Christianity: A Philosophical Reflection

    I often listen to the Radio National programme ‘The Philosophers’ Zone’.   The other week, they had two programmes on the topic of ‘Transcendence’. The first programme dealt with ‘Transcendence and the Ancients.’ (Mostly meaning Plato).   So … Continue reading

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Dissonance In Reciting The Great Prayers of Thanksgiving at the Eucharist

During the Great prayer of Thanksgiving, I find myself saying some very strange things. Mostly I have overlooked them, but now I think it is worth sharing with you what strikes me as odd about the range of Thanksgiving Prayers … Continue reading

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Tears, Authenticity and Authority in Prayer

So you remember that I have been thinking about what it mans to live before the face of God. Now one of the ways that this happens is during prayer times at morning ad evening. Sometimes during prayer I am … 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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Do you remember that the Oxford English Dictionary announced that for 2106, the word of the year was ‘Post-Truth’? Since then with the rise of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ something is happening! The Enlightenment Project elevated Reason to a … Continue reading

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The Vestiges of Gladiatorial Combat and the Eucharist

While I was in Brisbane, I went to the ‘Gladiator’ exhibition at the museum.   Part of the description of the life of a gladiator was a description of how a day at the coliseum might go. First came the … Continue reading

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