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. 

Read here or listen here.

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 ...

Read here, or listen here.

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