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Sermon: Day of Mourning

We cannot celebrate everything that Australia has become without acknowledging the shadow side of our history. Continue reading

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Sermon: Be careful when choosing your lodestar

There are the obviously sinful lodestars: wealth; power; consumption, but the most dangerous lodestars are those that seem benign: knowledge; family; faith. Continue reading

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So, what just happened? (An Explainer, Updated)

Originally posted on An Informed Faith:
The last six months in the Uniting Church has been something of an intense roller-coaster, revolving around the issue of marriage. Our processes are somewhat idiosyncratic and, as events unfolded, matters came down to…

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‘The Sickness Unto Death’, by Anne Sexton

Source: ‘The Sickness Unto Death’, by Anne Sexton

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Trump: Respect or Resistance

Some excellent words from Robyn and Sean. The horrors of Trump can be partly blamed on the failure of good theology and good biblical exegesis in much of American Christianity. That ‘evangelical Christians’ voted for Trump in large numbers is … Continue reading

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Sermon: Be loved.

Asking for help is seen as weakness and people who need help are often despised. Continue reading

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Sermon: The greater righteousness (1)

it is the story of a righteousness that doesn’t stand on the letter of the law, but instead offers justice and mercy and faith Continue reading

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“We know love by this, that Christ laid down his life for us” (Easter 4B / 100th Anniversary of ANZAC Day, 26 April 2015)

Originally posted on Getting There… 2 steps forward, 1 back:
Readings 1 John 3.16–24 John 10.11–18 I hate militarism. I loathe nationalism. But I honour those who serve. Sam Neill How do we speak on a day like this? At this very…

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Sermon: Repenting at the Royal Commission

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church 1st of March, 2015 Mark 8:31-38 Today’s reading comes from a pivotal moment in the Gospel of Mark. Brendan Byrne, who taught me the Gospel of Mark, says that there are three stories in the … Continue reading

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We are all Gaza

Originally posted on Andrew F Dutney:
While I’m very grateful for the experiences of the last couple of weeks, I certainly don’t think I’ve suddenly become an expert on Palestine or the Middle East. In any case, as Sami El…

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