Sunday Reflections


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Have you ever noticed the symbol of a snake hanging off a pole on a chemist store or pharmacy? Have you ever wondered what a snake might have to do with the medical profession? The symbol the World Health Organization and and most professional medical associations worldwide is a rod with a single snake wrapped around it. The symbol is...
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What does Jesus have to do with us?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of...
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Living Well through Advent

Monday, December 01, 2014

Advent is traditionally a time of waiting and preparation that seems to begin with conception and provide a pregnant pause before we celebrate a birth. The stories and festivities marking the birth of Jesus, however, find their historic origin not in conception, but in death and resurrection. It was transformative encounters with resurrection life that prompted reflection on Jesus’ inspiring...
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Wisdom and Foolishness

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wisdom and foolishness - Full and empty - Prepared and surprised - Awake and falling asleep. All themes in Matthew's story about the wise and foolish maidens (Matthew 25:1-13) Wise and foolish maidens - Full and empty lamps - Prepared people and surprised people - People falling asleep and people asked to stay awake. If we listen to the passage...
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Being in heaven

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All Saints Day has been celebrated since the 6th century. It was originally called the feast of All Martyrs. This day was created as an opportunity to honour the many martyrs of the Christian faith who lost their lives as they proclaimed the faith in God.  In 9th century the feast day became known as All Saints Day and in...
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Experience of Church?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

‘How was your day?’ This is a pretty common question in our house at the end of the day. When people get home from activities, work or school we often inquire: How did you experience the day? What happened today? What was your experience? What was it like for you? If you go to church, do you go home and...
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Renovated Church

Friday, June 27, 2014

There was this Spanish guy, this Chinese guy and this Russian guy all working on the building site for the Habitat Uniting church. At the beginning of the day the construction manager Vinnie comes out and says to the Spanish guy, "You’re in charge of the cement”. The Spanish guy nods, "Si." Then he said to the Russian guy, "You're...
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Christmas Day

Saturday, December 28, 2013

This morning we pause. We pause to consider what Christmas is about and why we, unlike the majority of Australians, people go to church on Christmas Day. Let’s pause and give a bit of space to remember … what we’ve heard before and know deep within us … let’s remember what is under our skin and in our bones… Let’s...
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ethic of love

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Teacher, Which commandment in the law is the greatest? The greatest commandment?  The most important law – which one is it? What is the law upon which we should ground our ethical decision making? And Jesus’ answer points us to one of the most complex four letter words that gets thrown around human communities: LOVE This Advent season, as we...
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who is king?

Sunday, December 01, 2013

WHO IS THE KING? A portion of our garden is taken up with a carport and a basketball ring and a big concrete area. The concrete is fantastic play for playing a game called king. When you’re playing basket ball with a small group of friends and you only have a small space and a ring, you can play a...
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