Category Archives: Weekly Reflections at St. John’s Montreux

On Tradies and being ‘All Good’

Well our new kitchen is almost finished. In this last phase, I have had to take over from the ‘kitchen bloke’ and co-ordinate several different tradespeople: There is the tiler for the floor, the electrician and plumber (again) and the … Continue reading

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The Shootings In Christchurch: Signal and Noise

I have been really provoked to thought by the comments that have surrounded the recent shootings in Christchurch.   Some have defended the right of free speech’. The other side of the debate has drawn attention to the ‘climate’ of … Continue reading

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The Blues, German Art Songs, Simplicity and Depth.

Every Sunday morning as I am getting ready for Church, I listen to the radio. About the same time each Sunday, Andrew Ford of the Music Show presents a song. He plays the song, talks about it and then plays … Continue reading

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Why People Convicted of Crimes Should Have visitors

I was surprised to hear on the radio this week that members of the public, including the premier, were criticising the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne for going to visit Cardinal George Pell in prison.   I don’t understand why anyone … Continue reading

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On The Sacking of a Coach and Institutional Behaviour

I watched, with a combination of anxiety and sympathy and horror at the unfolding saga of the sacking of the coach of the Matildas (Our women’s soccer team), Alen Stajcic. The first thing that astounded me, though I don’t know … Continue reading

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“Him Exalting Self Abasing”A Reflection

Last Sunday I was particularly moved by the hymn that we sang “May The Mind of Christ My Saviour.”  One verse grabbed me. It goes   “May the love of Jesus fill me  as the waters fill the sea;  him … Continue reading

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The Thousand Ways Bureaucracy Removes Hope

The conditions on Mannus Island and Nauru have been well documented, and it seems as though the sentiment of the Australian people has changed from ‘Lock ‘em up! Stop the people smugglers’ to “It is terrible that we punish one … Continue reading

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