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Origins of the Vulning Pelican

Origins of the Vulning Pelican

When I first moved into the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn, I was intrigued by the image of the pelican with its bill to its chest, showering its young in liquid, found on our Diocesan crest. So began a little research project into the origin of this most curious...
Dual Citizens Must Face a Choice

Dual Citizens Must Face a Choice

On Australia Day, along with my wife, Ruth, and our incoming diocesan bishop, Mark, and his wife, Monica, I partook of the hospitality of the Prime Minister at the Lodge. The day was extremely hot and the dress code was officially relaxed so we did not have to wear...
Rich and Getting Richer

Rich and Getting Richer

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that though he was rich yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9) They used to call them financial advisers or even simply bank officers; now they are...

The Legacy of Bishop Clements

When Ken Clements took up the role of Bishop of our diocese in 1961, though he came from serving as Bishop of Grafton, he had had a long history amongst us. He was rector of Tumbarumba and Gunning successively. He was made registrar by Bishop Burgmann, and his skill...
Is Science a Reliable Way to Truth

Is Science a Reliable Way to Truth

Recently Good Shepherd Anglican, Curtin, held a seminar on Humility and Knowledge: Reflections on truth, faith and  Philosophy, presented by Dr Ryan Young, who holds a PhD in Philosophy and Logic from ANU. After detailed reflection on the findings of his research in...