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The ‘Phantom of the Opera’, Human Darkness and Christianity

  I went to see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ for the first time as little while ago. Clearly, the power of the show lies in the fact that the story draws on the Greek myths, and so the themes … Continue reading

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“Globalisation: Alienation and Accountability and the “Whispering School of Acting”

I became aware of this phenomenon at the beginning of Tom Cruise’s movie about the bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler. There he was as general von Staufenberg in Africa, speaking to his commanders, and amid the background noise, I … Continue reading

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How I Also Am Prone To Using Clichés

Recently I found out that I am as much subject to using clichés as anyone else.   Listen to this. I was speaking to my sister who was telling me about her recent experiences in their gospel reflection group. They … Continue reading

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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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