Next week Australians are facing a federal election. Each of us who is 18 years old or over needs to choose our candidates or parties and vote accordingly.You already know that the church is not going to tell you for whom you should vote.
At 10.00am on Saturday 23 March 2019, the NSW District Pastors Conference met at Warrambui with the task of providing nominations for District Bishop, Assistant Bishop, and the pastor member of the District Church Council.
‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.’ (Psalm 23:4 KJV)
Dear Christian friends, ‘The valley of the shadow of death’ is a useful way of understanding what’s going on in our world this week.
Dear Christian friends, On Tuesday morning, as the TV showed scenes of Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral collapsing in flames, I couldn’t help reflecting, as perhaps you did, that of all the weeks for this tragedy to occur, Holy Week is the most poignant.
Lutherans don’t often celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation, which marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38). We rightly emphasise Jesus, and so although the Feast of the Annunciation dates back one and a half millennia, we haven’t given it much airplay. For his part, however, Luther advises us… Read more
Thursday 21st March 2019 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Australians call it ‘Harmony Day’. New Zealanders know it as ‘Race Relations Day’. The day focusses on ‘building bridges’ with people who are different from us. It’s about committing ourselves to show courtesy and hospitality to people of other racial, cultural,… Read more