Prayer and Fasting

It has been a fruitful period of learning for us as a church to consider holiness. Not as a special virtue for us to aspire to; but as a fundamental calling and marker of all who would follow Christ. And therein lies the major clue - it is primarily…

Reflections on Love

Yesterday I spent the day in prayer in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office. Along with my companions I refused to leave, unless we had an assurance from the Prime Minister that the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island would…

Paper Dolls

This morning I attended one of the many actions organised by Love Makes a Way in response to the leaked incident reports from the Nauru detention centre that the Guardian published last week. I put on my clerical collar, got on the train with…

Au Eswow

Life is busy. This year is busy. Somehow we find that it is already August! Sometimes I feel like I rush from one thing to another, my mind constantly churning and swirling, full of too many things. I (we?) forget to stop and breathe cialis…

#LetThemStay

A week ago I had a lovely afternoon café treat with some dear friends. It was to celebrate my godson’s last day of preschool. On Tuesday he had his first day of Kindy. I was delighted to receive the obligatory end-of-day photo to show that…

Word and world

There’s an oft-quoted Karl Barth line about reading with the bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. It’s a clear call for our faith to speak not only to our private lives but to the public realm as well.   Jesus reconciles…

Save Baby Asha!

Last night I joined a group of people outside Sydney Town Hall. We gathered to bear witness to the situation of Baby Asha.   Asha was born in Darwin to asylum seeker parents. Early in June, her family were awoken in the middle of…

Discerning our life together

Discernment is always part of the life of faith. Following after Jesus is an act of discernment. It asks of us to put God’s story of commitment to the world as witnessed in Christ at the centre of our life together. We have to bridge time,…

Loaves and fish in the desert place

Last night I sat around a table with 8 friends. We ate well over shared conversation- soup and stew prepared lovingly for us.   We read and pondered Scripture together. We read from Mark 6, the story of Jesus and his worn out disciples,…