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Helpful? Not helpful? Who decides?

Helpful? Not helpful? Who decides?

George Browning’s book launch took place at Old Bishopsbourne, St Francis College on Thursday 15 April. I was one of the speakers at the launch, alongside Bishop Jeremy Grieves and Evereld Compton. The following is the text of my short address. One of the many delightful things in this book is George’s evolution. A post […]

Behold

Behold

  Of all the passages of scripture that turn us towards our best selves, is there any greater than Genesis 1.27? Human beings: made in the image and likeness of God   I am finding the follow image utterly captivating and rest on it thinking it describes what I hoped to have done in over […]

Term 1 Wk9 Chapel West MAC

Term 1 Wk9 Chapel West MAC

  Gathering of God’s People Text:                (Posted on screen) Being real.                          Not having to hide who you are.                                            Not being afraid to accept help.                         Not being afraid to be winnowed into greater wholeness.                         Finding friends in the strangest of places.                         Discovering people, odd people, different people, are not just OK, […]

Marching for Justice

Marching for Justice

Thousands gathered in Brisbane and joined tens of thousands around the country, to stand up for women’s rights, call out sexism and misogyny and demand an end to sexual violence, not just in the Australian Parliament, but everywhere. Grace Tame Oh my goodness. She suffered unthinkable abuse at the hands of a serial paedophile while […]

Responding to teachers’ questions

Responding to teachers’ questions

(Images from Springbrook Qld, Jan 23, 2021)   “The genius of Anglican education” An In-Service on educating in the Anglican Tradition   Teaching Staff, The Springfield Anglican College 20 Jan 2021 Fr Richard Browning   Following the PD session, the staff shared a whole range of questions. All of them are interesting. I have taken […]

A service for Ash Wednesday

A service for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service   (a starter kit) 2021       Overarching THEME: Nurturing Relationships   Guiding premise: If not for others, then not for life; if not with others, then not with God. A movement towards others is a movement into wholeness.   Message: God’s love is uncontainable. (Get over it.) God’s mercy is […]

We have a hill to climb

We have a hill to climb

A Hill to Climb, in full : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/20/amanda-gorman-poem-biden-inauguration-transcript Beauty will save the world. Line by line you can read it with your ears and hear it in the lilt of Amanda Gorman’s voice. There is a hill to climb. It is not for storming. It is not for rising as a mob to rally to […]

Notes on Jan 6

Notes on Jan 6

  It is a week after the riot that burst into the halls of power in Washington. See in this shocking event a window into the face of the mob. There is no greater beast than a mob, high on righteousness and clear on the object of its disgust. One police officer was beaten and […]

Epiphany

Epiphany

Faith by calendar Christmas is familiar. Maybe too familiar. We live in a culture that has twisted Christian practices. We live in a cult of acquisition (masked as giving) and consumption (masked as celebration). There is even an examination of ethical integrity, minus the confession and contrition, asked by an overweight bearded imaginary super freak […]