Monthly Archives: July 2020

The pandemic is making Australian media racism even more dangerous

Originally posted on Ketan Joshi:
Racism manifests in Australia’s media outlets in very specific ways. These are not immediately obvious to many, which means you have to carefully and patiently spell out exactly how and why waves of xenophobia rise…

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Reflection: Comfort during Covid19

Contrary to the theology of the wackier fringe churches we do not believe that our faith will keep us safe from the Covid19 dangers faced by others, any more than their faith in God protected Jesus or Paul from execution by the Romans. Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 10: Signs of the Times

Samuel Pepys: July 20, 1665 … walked to Redriffe, where I hear the sickness is, and endeed is scattered almost everywhere – there dying 1089 of the plague this week … But Lord, to see how the plague spreads; it … Continue reading

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Reflection: The children of God

We are not just children of God; we are co-heirs with Christ. Everything that is his is ours. We could not be more important or have a higher status in the world than this. Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 9

I have seen enough disasters in my time as an emergency chaplain to know that they don’t change people. The generous are still generous; the greedy still greedy. People act either courageously or with cowardice, but the roots of both were always in them. Continue reading

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Reflection: THIS is who we are

when we make mistakes, when the evil we do not want is what we do, we are still, always, no matter what, God’s children Continue reading

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Sermon: We are not what we do

If we keep the difference between shame and guilt in mind as we read today’s Bible passage, we can see that Paul is talking about guilt, about his behaviour, about his own actions, not about his identity. Continue reading

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