Sunday, October 18, 2020

Presence bathed the room with love

Who among us hasn’t said something like: God, show me your plan. Tell me what I’m supposed to be doing here. I need clear guidance, a proper sign. Not some mimsy-wimsy spiritual hint, but something solid, something real. Otherwise, how will I know that you’re even with me? And how will anyone else know?

Read here or listen here.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Ten words, three strategies, and a never-ending flow of life


 

Just imagine: You have been set free. Free from unreasonable expectations, casual contracts, and ever-increasing KPI’s. Free from the busywork of middle management and trivializing performance reviews. Free from the gnawing feeling that, no matter how many hours you put in, you will never know enough or do enough or be enough or have enough. Free from seeking other people’s approval; free from the need to be seen as helpful, powerful, successful, special, right, reliable, calm, happy or wise ...

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

In the wilderness of 2020, God keeps providing



The ancient story of a wilderness-wandering people invites us to ponder how God sustains us during shutdown. Read here or listen here.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Walking between the waves: On state power, military violence and our hybrid identity



When a nation is founded on violence, and uses violence to ensure people’s ongoing submission and obedience, the forces of chaos will one day overwhelm and destroy it. 

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Plagues, and other signs and wonders: A story for our times



Once upon a time, long long ago, there was a nation whose gods shaped it into a pyramid of power. At the top was one man: Pharaoh: the semi-divine son of the sun god Ra. And as happens to everyone, Pharaoh was made in his god’s image. Dominating. Enslaving. Murderous. Turning the things of life—midwives, the Nile—into instruments of death ...

Read here, or listen here.

Aunty Sandra Onus, Lidia Thorpe, and the pharaoh with no name



On the other side of Gariwerd, along the Western Highway, you’ll find a camp. It’s the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy ...

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Committing to be together, apart


 As we look to our fourth birthday and annual service of recommitment to the faith community, what exactly are we called to do and be? Read here, or listen here.

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