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Food Preferences As Symbolic of Psychological Divisions: A Christian Take

There was a by-election for the federal seat of Batman last weekend. During the campaign, commentators mentioned the difference between the north of the electorate, which is more traditional Labor territory, and the south of the electorate, which is becoming … Continue reading

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Spending ‘Spiritual Capital’ as a Clergyman

The recent discussion about gun availability has reminded us about the brave move by the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, in buying back many of the country’s guns, and so helping to decrease the number of mass shootings in Australia, … Continue reading

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How Some of modern Society Offends Our ‘Deep Story’ and Influences Our Politics

Recently, in conjunction with the Davos economic forum on the future of work, I heard another take on why people voted for Donald Trump. The first thing that this person said was that, as a researcher, they went to the … Continue reading

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Being A Member Of The Congregation In Two Places

Recently, I have had two experiences of being a member of a congregation that are worth telling you about.   The first experience was one that I would call ‘relaxed’, to put the most positive spin on it. The presiding … Continue reading

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Memorials: On How or Whether To Remember

For a while now there has been a lot of controversy about memorials. The two events that stand out for me are the attempts to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee in Charlotte, Virginia and the removal of … Continue reading

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Advent, Judgement And Jesus’ Way of Power

  During advent, the readings for morning and evening prayer have been from Isaiah. Isaiah and his followers in later chapters have been saying that the cause of the exile of the population of Israel and Judah has been their … Continue reading

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On The Power Of Being Blessed

The readings from the Common Testament for Morning Prayer have come from Genesis in recent days. I have been reading the story of Jacob. At the instigation of his mother, Jacob receives the blessing of Isaac, his blind and frail … Continue reading

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