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Covid19 Diary 11

One thing that has become incredibly obvious this week has been just how broken the mainstream media is in Australia 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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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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Covid19 Diary 8

Samuel Pepys: June 10, 1665 In the evening home to supper, and there to my great trouble hear that the plague is come into the City (though it hath these three or four weeks since its beginning been wholly out … Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 7

Samuel Pepys: May 14, 1995 Lords Day. Up, and with my wife to church, it being Whitsunday. My wife very fine in a new yellow birds-eye Hood, as the fashion is now. We had a most sorry sermon. May 17, 2020 … Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 5

I thought I was sympathetic enough to people in prison and immigration detention, and to those like the Palestinians behind the ‘Separation Wall’ who can’t travel freely. I wasn’t. Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 4

Samuel Pepys: April 14, 1661 Easter. Lords day. In the morning towards my father’s. And by the way heard Mr. Jacomb at Ludgate, upon these words, “Christ loved you and therefore let us love one another.” And made a lazy … Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 3

Samuel Pepys: April 1, 1665 … to see how my Lord Treasurer did bless himself, crying he could do no more than he could, nor give more money than he had, if the occasion and the expense were never so … Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 2

Of course, in a crisis, people now think they can only rely on themselves. Of course people don’t believe they can trust the government. The government has deliberately created the conditions in which hoarding happens; it’s a bit disingenuous for them to condemn it. Continue reading

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Covid19 Diary 1

There are so many other parts of my ministry, and of the life of the church, that would actually be dangerous at the moment. Continue reading

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