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

The Use Of Church Property, Doctrine and Love

Recently, a member of a group to which I belonged sent me some information about the latest Synod of the diocese of Sydney.There are some motions about the kinds of activities, which are allowed on Anglican Church property 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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On The Loss of Trust In Institutions

Lately, I have become aware of this mantra recently. I say “Wow! I’m glad I am not caught up in that!”. The situation goes like this. I am watching the television, and hear about a bank foreclosing on the loan … 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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V, Journeys and the Eucharist

I happened to catch the advertising blurb for the TV programme “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’. The show is of the ‘reality TV’ genre where a group of people are put onto an island from which there … Continue reading

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Reflections On Leaving A Congregation

    This is my last reflection from Montreux. It is one of the hardest ones to write because there are so many options. I remember the time when the question of my being ordained was to be decided. I … Continue reading

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How ‘Being a Bother’ Can Be A Good Thing

How many phone calls have you had that begin with the phrase ‘I’m sorry to bother you…but.” The person ringing feels as though to claim the time of another person is to be a ‘bother’ to them. Maybe they feel … Continue reading

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