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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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Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Recently I have noticed a number of people using the phrase ‘Political Correctness gone Mad!!!!!”   There are stories around about how university staff are being sacked or disciplined because they use ‘trigger’ words, which may re-ignite someone’s trauma. Examples … Continue reading

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On The Weather and God’s Judgment

Everywhere that I go in the last few days people have been commenting on the weather: how humid it has been and how unseasonally wet this amount of rain is. More importantly, people have been talking to me in quasi … Continue reading

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Reflections on Same Sex Marriage

Yesterday, at the announcement of the results of the postal survey senator Penny Wong burst into tears. I joined in. I asked myself ‘Why did you do that Paul?” Back came the answer ‘Because you too know what it is … Continue reading

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“Prayer-Work”, Like ‘Space-Time’ Forges Sacramental Being-before-the -face-of-God”

This week has seen me out in the garden a lot. I have been mowing the lawns, and looking to see where the pipes for our garden’s watering system go, so that we can keep the garden alive, without wasting … Continue reading

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The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and the ‘Individual’

This week marked what is kept as the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Reformation.   One of the big changes that happened during that time was Martin Luther’s translation of the bible into German. This happened at about … Continue reading

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