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Bishop Mark Writes … Responding to Tragedy

Bishop Mark Writes … Responding to Tragedy

One of the gifts of the Christian faith is that we are able to recognize tragedy for what it is and what it isn’t. As I look back on my formative experiences as a young Christian what I remember most are not the examples of believers who handled success well, but...
The Rural Anglican Church

The Rural Anglican Church

IN 2020, THE RURAL ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA IS RESILIENT AND RELEVANT This year, 2020, our precious rural Anglican churches in our beautiful Diocese are experiencing both joy and grief. For example, earlier this year we (that is Bishop Mark and Monica Short)...
Sometimes an empty space is not enough

Sometimes an empty space is not enough

Sometimes an empty space is not enough. In Matthew 12:43-45 Jesus tells the story of an unclean spirit which goes out of a person, but when it returns welcomes in seven other evil spirits so that their victim is left in a worse state. While the original context of the...