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Hearing What Matters to God

Hearing What Matters to God

There is a big difference between talking about someone, talking at someone and talking with someone. The first excludes them altogether, the second treats them as an object while only the third welcomes them as a conversation partner.In our  contemporary society it...
Hearing What Matters to God

Seeing What Matters to God

Everybody needs good neighbours – don’t they?Monica and I have recently been through the process of deciding where to live in Canberra. We discovered all sorts of resources designed to help us make that choice. Go online and you can find the socio-economic score of a...

How God’s Judgement Can Unite Us

I’ve only ever once had someone tell me to ‘go to hell’. They were angry, perhaps with good reason. Still, their words stung and wounded. For a time our relationship was distant and strained.Words about hell and judgement can do that. Spoken carelessly or in anger,...
Hearing What Matters to God

Bishop Mark Writes

Life is always lived forwards, but often learned backwards. That was certainly the experience of the first followers of the risen Lord Jesus. From the other side of the cross and empty tomb they were able to look back on their experiences of the past three years with...
The Quiet Force of Holy Friendship

The Quiet Force of Holy Friendship

More than one-fifth of Australians rarely or never feel they have someone to talk to or turn to for help, and more than one quarter feel lonely for at least three days every week according to research conducted by Swinburne University and the Australian Psychological...