Category Archives: Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Portrait of Community Opposition

When I retired, I moved back to the small town where I had been priest for six years before moving to Switzerland. On hearing about this, some of the people from the town said to me “Why would you want … Continue reading

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The ‘Opiate of the People’, Refugees, and The Power of the Powerless.

This week I heard a bishop on the radio. He was very good. The issue that he was speaking about was the detention of children on Nauru. He is a part of a programme to ‘Adopt a Child’ on Nauru, … Continue reading

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