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Opinion: Forgiveness by Dr Monica Short

Forgiveness can be thoughtfully examined theoretically through an integrated lens with a knowledge base in social work, sociology, and theology. However, intimately experiencing it seems to me to create a richer awareness of what forgiveness is. My musing on the...
Opinion: Does faith matter in 2021?

Opinion: Does faith matter in 2021?

As the trauma of 2020 overshadows the dawning of 2021, increasingly I am convinced that the Old Testament book of Genesis can assist us with transitioning into the New Year. It gifts us with secrets about resilience, as found in relationships. This is because...
Generosity and kindness: A new conversation is starting

Generosity and kindness: A new conversation is starting

Could COVID-19 be brightening Christian generosity and kindness, making them more visible? The COVID-19 normal is impacting ministries, and the question ‘How is COVID-19 changing Christian generosity and volunteering?’ is a recurrent conversation in our diocese. My...
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)...
Beautiful people, beautiful diocese

Beautiful people, beautiful diocese

Small groups in our beautiful Anglican Diocese are resuming meeting face to face again. It is lovely to see people’s precious faces and handsome smiles. God is good. Bishop Mark and Monica’s exciting news is – on the 7th June 2020, the Holt group ‘Jesus, A Friend For...