Category Archives: Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt.

Religious Discrimination, Money, Schools, And Conformity

  This week, the ‘Ruddock Report’ into religious discrimination has been released. I am writing before this happens, but the airwaves have been full of discussion about what it will mean.   Here is what I can glean so far. … Continue reading

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Elections, The Public Good and Christian Faith

The results of the election last Saturday sparked my interest. The thing is, that I have previously thought about what leads to the populism that is on the rise in the US and in Europe. The recent changes in the … Continue reading

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Being ‘Tough On Crime’: Being Christian. Some Models

The temperature has died down a bit recently, but one of the great themes of this state election has been ‘Law and Order’ ‘Crime’ and ‘African Gangs’.   When I was working as a Chaplain in the prison system, the … Continue reading

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On Being In The Pew At A Funeral

It is always interesting to swap roles from time to time. Recently I was at a funeral as a mourner, rather than as the celebrant, and so I was able to see how the conduct of a funeral might look … Continue reading

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Being Christian is not one thing or another, but how we re being transformed

Last week, I wrote about the motions (now passed) at the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney, about what is permissible on their Church property. So I looked up the motions, and made a response from my own source of … Continue reading

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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

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