Sunday, November 27, 2022

Matthew | Like a thief

When a thief broke into our house one night, I was sound asleep. My husband was in Melbourne, but a friend and her daughters had come to stay. And so I was woken at 3am by my friend whispering, ‘Ali! Ali, wake up! There’s someone in the house …’ 

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Luke | Promises, paradise, and the vastness of love

Luke's joyful gospel provides a powerful antidote to the forces which seek to scapegoat the vulnerable.

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Isaiah | The city of joy

A city of joy, its people a delight: this is what God promises through the prophet Isaiah. Sounds wonderful! So, what are the elements of this joyful city? First, says Isaiah, health and wellbeing ...

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Luke | Seven brothers, a hapless widow, a falling satellite, and what it means to live

Some of you might remember the quirky tv show, Northern Exposure. A young urban Jewish doctor is sent to small town Alaska to pay off his tuition debt; and there he encounters all sorts of eccentric inhabitants, including Maggie. Maggie’s a bush pilot whose boyfriends all happen to die in bizarre ways. For example, there’s Dave, who freezes to death on a glacier, then Rick, who is killed by a falling satellite ...

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Luke | Not even #humble

Competitive faithfulness has no place in God’s kingdom; instead, it’s all about love. 

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Jeremiah | Our fickleness, God's faithfulness

Who among us has never broken covenant? Who among us has been always and entirely faithful in thought, word and deed to family, to friend, to spouse, and to God? If this is you, stop reading now. For everyone else, a word of hope from Jeremiah. Read here, or listen here.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Jeremiah | Suffering from solastalgia? This is what to do

Ten years ago, the scientist Glenn Albrecht coined a new word. He was studying the impact of open-cut coal mining on the people of the Upper Hunter region of NSW. The mines were creating new and horrific scars in the landscape; the power station was polluting water, air and soil; there was persistent drought. As the earth groaned, Albrecht realised that the people who lived there were experiencing a form of chronic distress for which English has no word; he came up with the term 'solastalgia' ...

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