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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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Becoming Powerful: Tell the Truth, Take it Back.

I’ve been thinking about power recently. Let me tell you this story. I was talking to my wife about our veranda. We need to get something done to it, because it needs painting, but there are a lot of railings … Continue reading

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Inequality: How To Think Like A Christian

I heard on the radio the other week, a discussion about the ‘flat lining’ of wages, the growing insecurity of work life and the rising inequality in society.   They were discussing the various causes of this rise in inequality. … Continue reading

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What Does It Take To Be A Parish Priest Today?

In retirement I have been thinking about what it takes to be a parish priest. Over the years my picture has changed. As a young person, there were a number of clergy who were helpful to me, and it was … Continue reading

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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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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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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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