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Racism

Racist remarks often raise their ugly head amongst us and whilst we are told they are common in sport but this should not surprise us because they seem to be common in everyday thinking. Do they come from fear of those who appear to be different to us? Or is it because they have been allowed to grow in our minds and…

Happy Easter

It is great to have you join us this morning to celebrate not just the birth or the death but also the resurrection of Jesus. I remember seeing a cartoon where the question was asked “why is Jesus the only way to God?”. The answer came back, “do you know anyone else who rose from the dead?” The crucifixion of Jesus on…

Never Too Heavenly Minded

Author C. S. Lewis, so well known for his endearing Chronicles of Narnia, was a committed Christian. The famous Irishmen, former atheist and Cambridge Professor described his conversion during Trinity term 1929: I gave in and admitted that God was God… perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England. His writings as a Christian apologist were many.  Recently I’ve been…

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

The earthquake with its accompanying tsunami and consequent nuclear meltdown has evoked much sadness as once again we look on helplessly. Coming in the wake of the loss of life in the Queensland floods and cyclone and the Christchurch earthquake, we are caused to reflect on the events themselves as we feel for, pray for and do what we can to help…

The Church’s Weapon of War

As a church, our weapon of war is the gospel. Mike Raiter A number of years ago I had the privilege of pastoring, for a short time, the Protestant International Church in Islamabad, Pakistan. My wife’s brother and his wife attend that church. They were there on Sunday morning, March 17th, 2002. The preacher was speaking from John 15, on the text,…

An Exciting Step Forward

Last Sunday after the morning tea break we held our Annual Vestry Meeting. In that meeting we received reports from various ministries in the church, elected our office bearers for the coming year and also looked to the future direction and ministries of the parish. It is wonderful to be able to announce that last Sunday we, as a parish, decided to…

Calling Out to God

A journalist in the West Australian wrote that he had observed that, “no one ever blames God when they win the Lotto!” It was a good and apt comment. Why is it that we, in Australia, appear to be so self-consciously slow in giving God thanks or to calling out to him in times of trouble? I have noticed in recent disasters…

Have Another Look

Believe it or not as hard as it seems, movies did exist before Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, and Julia Roberts were around. Back in the days of Silent Movies when Charlie Chaplin was all the rage, they used to put on Charlie Chaplin look alike competitions. Contestants would dress-up with run down suits, bowler hats, walking sticks and tiny moustaches. Charlie Chaplin,…

How To Affect Your Family For Over 100 Years

I know I have shared this with you before but in the last few weeks I have been listening to a lecture on the life of Jonathon Edwards and wanted to remind you of the powerful impact we have as parents on future generations. Parenting is a hard task but it is an extremely rewarding and important task. I trust that you…