Category Archives: Weekly Reflections From Coller Crt.

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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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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