Sunday Reflections

why worship

Thursday, November 21, 2013

What is worship and why do people do it? Worship in Greek is proskuneo meaning: ‘to fall down before’ or ‘participate in’ and people seem to we worship whatever rules our time energy, thoughts, longing s and choices. What sorts of things to people worship?     People worship shopping and the malls and shopping centers are the new temple of modern...
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what resurrection

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There is a conflict raging in Luke 20:27-38. When you read the passage, you can hear an argument? Does it remind you of any other argument’s you’ve listened to this week? Any conflict you’ve been part of? Any debates? Any heated differences of opinion? Arguments, debates, conflicts are part of the stuff of life. It’s as we engage in ideas...
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coping with crisis

Sunday, October 13, 2013

On Sunday morning we met amidst a cloud of emotions as the church is thrust into an imposed time of change. Earlier this year, the Uniting Church Synod declared the church to be experiencing a crisis extensive enough to evoke the ‘special circumstances’ clause in our constitution and depart from the usual decision making procedures. This decision enables the UC...
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coping with crisis

Saturday, October 12, 2013

      “When power meets power, there is a power struggle. When power meets vulnerability, there is alienation. When vulnerability meets vulnerability, there is intimacy.” - Patrick O’Sullivan SJ    morning we meet amidst a cloud of emotions as the church is thrust into an imposed time of change. Earlier this year, the Uniting Church Synod declared the church...
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foundations

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Foundations are the lowest supporting layer of structures upon which a structure may be build. There are generally two types of foundations – shallow and deep. The depth of the foundation needs to be proportional to the size and high of the structure to be built upon it. Shallow foundations are often called footings and these are designed to transfer...
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there is no god

Sunday, September 15, 2013

When we read Psalm 14 we hear the Psalmist cry: Fools say in their hearts ‘there is no God’ There is no God! Well, there we have it. It’s a statement Atheists have been happy to proclaim down the centuries and we hear it echoed strongly in modern western societies today: There is no God! We hear it all the...
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awakening

Friday, June 21, 2013

  Hildegard of Bingen was forty two years and seven months old, when she experienced an awakening. Writing 900 years ago as the leader of her monastic community in Germany, she describes a vision of an opening flame that does not burn but kindles. With this growing awareness of the presence of God, Hildegard sensed a call to speak and...
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what would Jesus wear?

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

This week at Habitat we’ve had a pastoral care workshop to support the pastoral care network. The network links members of the congregation with one another. Everyone who wants to participate, is linked with a contact person who cares for them, and can also offer care to someone else. For a bit of fun in the sermon this week, I...
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Speak and listen

Sunday, May 19, 2013

If your father died at Pentecost, the day would forever hold significance. You might approach the day with trepidation warding off a wave of grief. But what if there was more to death at Pentecost and the story of your father’s dying was entwined with a story of the Holy Spirit’s gift after Jesus died and was risen? The friends...
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Synod - Sink or Swim?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When I was at the synod meeting last weekend, one lunch break I sat with a group of ministers who started telling stories. One of them talked about the new Uniting Church minister who’d just moved into a small country town in Victoria. The minister was invited to go out fishing with the Catholic Priest and the Anglican minister. One...
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