One of the hardest things about life in 2020 is getting perspective. Everyone and everything seem to have been holding its breath as we’ve experienced and ongoing series of “unprecedented” events: bushfires, pandemics, global…
Faith is always done together. As the saying goes, it may be personal but it is never private (Jim Wallis, Sojourners). Because faith is about how we love God and how we love one another, it is by necessity a shared conversation. How you speak…
Advent/ adv(e)nt/ noun
The arrival of a notable person or thing.
The first season in the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.
Christian Theology: the coming or second coming of Christ
We spend much of our time here at Hope, exploring and teasing and playing with the Gospel narratives of Jesus – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Like every church, indeed every Christian, we have our favourite sections of the Bible. The ones…
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Sometimes Easter feels like standing in the surf at Maroubra, another series of waves comes crashing through and I have to judge whether to jump, swim, dive or float.
Another season of Lent wends its way towards an upper room, some washed…
Often during Advent, churches will have a wreath with five candles in it. Each week they light one more of the candles until on Christmas Day the final candle is lit as the Christ Candle. It’s a pretty liturgical ritual – and one that…
Desmond Tutu, the former Archbishop of South Africa and human rights activist, once said,” a person is a person through other persons”. Having a sense of belonging is crucial to our sense of self. Often we define ourselves through…
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“But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb.” – John 20:11
It felt like an ending
It seemed like failure
Even her grief was being denied as the body was now gone.
She stands as witness in her tears
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Peter in the courtyard is perhaps the centre of the discipleship journey for me. Certainly, Jesus upon the cross remains the mystical heart of faith – central to the mystery and passion of divine reconciliation. But for my own journey in seeking…
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10am Sunday (all ages)
BBQ after service (first Sunday of the month)
The Apostles Creed?
a tiny advent hope
A church of gratitude
A quiet Easter wave
Christmas - the "Season of Belonging"
Resurrection and Mary (John 20:1-18)
Peter and my failure