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Another Cliché: “I can be moral without being Christian”

I can’t stop thinking about clichés!   Here is another one. Philip Adams uses it a lot, but he is not the only one. This cliché is ‘It is possible to live a moral life, or to have a good … Continue reading

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Why I’d Rather Have A Funeral Than A Celebration Of My Life

This week, I heard an announcement of a state funeral for a significant member of the community, who had recently died.   The radio announcer said “There will be a ‘celebration of the life of ‘X’’ in the Recital Centre. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Friend And Some Reflections On The Church Ads A Result

I want to pay tribute to my friend Peter, who died just last week. We lived in different cities, and I was not as close to him as some others were, but I would like to think that I was … Continue reading

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On Being A Public Christian

In the last issue of ‘The Melbourne Anglican’ Dr. Craig Dalton outlined is reasons for not wearing his clerical collar in public. His main reasoning is that ‘mission is much easier when I’m encountered first as a human being rather … Continue reading

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Heaven does not ‘Wait’ But Is Here For Those Who Congregate

Last week in church an interesting thing happened. It is normal practice for our priest to ask if anyone has an announcement. Mostly no one does, or gives us information about an up-coming event that is important to them. But … Continue reading

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More on Living Before the Face of god From Samuel’s Anointing of David

Last Sunday, the reading from the Common Testament came from 1Samuel 16and told the story of Samuel’s anointing of David. One part of verse 13 stood out fro me. It said “So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed … 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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