October 19, 2016

The failure of imagination is ‘evil’!

The recent release of the Amnesty Report called “Island of Despair” combined with the Four Corners programme on the stories of children on Nauru – all 128 of them – […]
October 20, 2016

The answer to poverty is Justice!

As we come towards the end of Anti-Poverty Week, it is worth reflecting on some of the statistics shared this week about the extent of poverty in our community and […]
October 24, 2016

23rd Sunday after Pentecost – “Let the little children come to me”

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:15-30 “Let the little children come to me…”  I sat weeping as I watched the Four Corners programme […]
November 4, 2016

The Story of Zacchaeus and Jesus

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Luke 19:1-10 When I worked in my last job, I remember listening to one of my staff telling me he had converted to Christianity and made […]
November 9, 2016

The Abuse of Power and its Contradictions

Luke 17:7-10                      May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Creator, Redeemer and Saviour. I was shocked when […]
November 12, 2016

Invisibility, Powerlessness and the Politics of Anger

Recent meetings with the Department for Immigration and Citizenship have highlighted its lack of interest in the impact of the current policies on individuals, families and communities. Any capacity to […]
November 24, 2016

Hatred and contempt on the rise in public debate!

The level of hatred and contempt being shown on social media and in the marketplace as public discourse is increasing both in volume and intensity.   Occasionally people share some of […]
January 5, 2017

In the Beginning was The Word

CHRISTMAS DAY 2016  John 1:1-14 I have to tell you some wonderful news.  Our gorgeous grandson arrived yesterday evening – along with his parents and our other son, from Melbourne.  I’ve […]
February 26, 2017

Salt and Light

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12);   Matthew 5:13-20 For many years now, our Church has appeared to be in decline in Europe and in many western countries. It seems […]