Category Archives: Reflection

Funeral Reflection for Howard James ‘Jim’ Learmonth

‘Eulogy’ is Greek for ‘good words’ and I hope that these are good words for a good man. Continue reading

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Reflection: God our Rock

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Continue reading

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Reflection: Carrying the Cross

What we are seeing with the federal Religious Discrimination Bill is a last, desperate, attempt by Australian churches to hold on to the privilege and possessions that Australian Christians used to be able to take for granted: respect from the community, and a place at the tables of politicians. Continue reading

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Reflection on the sexual abuse of children

As a minister I am aware of how much respect ordained people are given by our communities, and for abusers to have misused that utterly appals me. Continue reading

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Reflection: For Bill

We are gathered here to commend Bill to God, certain that God will receive him with love. Continue reading

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A statement by Bishop Philip Huggins, President of the National Council of Churches in Australia

Australia, with our cultural diversity, is like a big therapy centre in which we all need to listen better to one another. Continue reading

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An astonishingly gracious suggestion: ‘we were wrong’

The Uniting Church in Australia has done a little of this … In what other areas do we need to say “we were wrong”? Continue reading

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