Church

Food for thought

In anoth­er fol­low up to my post on church here, some­one referred me to the ideas of Professor J. Smith, of Calvin College. He is a philoso­pher by back­ground but has some inter­est­ing thoughts on the impor­tance of the way we do church/education/everyday life, and how the way we do…

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Church and Sacraments

Today in the­ol­o­gy we talked about the sacra­ments, and in a fol­low on from my blog last week I thought I’d jot down a few reflec­tions. The main thing to remem­ber though is that a two hour class is nowhere near enough time to ade­quate­ly con­sid­er all the issues involved,…

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Being Thankful…

Today in chapel we had the priv­i­lege of hear­ing from Peter Brain, the recent­ly retired Archbishop of Armidale, speak­ing on the top­ic of thank­ful­ness. His brief mes­sage struck a chord with me, espe­cial­ly with the degree to which our soci­ety and cul­ture is some­what less than thank­ful for the things…

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Words with friends.… how do we use language?

This blog post is prob­a­bly one of the more the­o­log­i­cal­ly ori­ent­ed posts that will inter­sperse this blog, when I get a chance to think and write, and in this case it comes while im sit­ting on a plane between Melbourne and Singapore. It stems from a twit­ter dis­cus­sion that I…

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Church Camp

This week­end was the St Matts annu­al church camp. This is what our week­end looked like: Well.… actu­al­ly.… We haven’t been to Philip Island before, so enjoyed mak­ing the “quick” 2 hour dri­ve down there (if you’re in Adelaide here’s a reminder of how lucky you are to have Victor…

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Finding a Gospel Home

As part of mov­ing cities there is always a lot of change which goes along with it. For many the prospect of a new city bears the stress of being away from fam­i­ly and friends, and the chal­lenge of find­ing new friends to be in com­mu­ni­ty with. However, for Gill…

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