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On Being a Locum Tenens: Some Ideas

As a person who is now being a Locum Tenens, I tend to attract the horror stories of locums, in order that I might not repeat them, or learn from them.   Two stories that I have heard come from … Continue reading

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On Hearing Hard Truths

When I was fifteen, I was at a church youth camp where there were about 600 young people. We were having a lovely time. Then we were visited by Evan Jones, the minister from an inner city parish. He said … Continue reading

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Whats The Matter With Halal Food?

Recently some people in Australia have attracted attention by objecting to Halal certification of foods eaten by Australians. I thought that this idea was worth exploring. The first thing to say is that the words ‘Halal’ are the closest thing … Continue reading

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My Go At Thinking About The Same-Sex Marriage Issue, As A Christian.

The debate about same-sex marriage was another topic that came up during my recent conversation with my friend Stephen. Here is something that we agreed on: that many of the opponents of this idea from within the Church, oppose it … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Calving and Lambing Season

This is my first reflection from our new home in Alexandra. We are back in Australia now, but I will continue to ‘blog’, even though I am not writing a weekly reflection for a congregation.   I remember a lovely … 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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