“Are we also Blind?” John 9 Prayer of Confession

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ 3Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4We* must work the works …

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Links for Wendell Berry re Gay Marriage

Wendell has made some statements recently about gay marriage.  I've had some great conversations and debates over the years about the tensions between Berry's emphasis on fidelity versus his emphasis on respecting natural limits with regards to this issue. My own journey toward being more optimistic about gay marriage has been deeply influenced by Wendell's …

Welcome to My Place: A Biblical Overview of Hospitality and Welcoming the Stranger

These are some of the slides and notes from my presentation at the 'Welcome to My Place' Workshop run by Welcome to Australia, Surrender and Crossway and held at the Crossway Center in late November. The day was designed to equip people to become aware of and assist asylum seekers and refugees in their communties. Some …

Wurega & Ebenezer Mission

I had the honour of visiting Dimboola last week as part of NAIDOC week activities. Wurega Aboriginal Corporation was sponsoring the My People, Culture and Country exhibition which was birthed at Bunjilaka through Museum Victoria's Indigenous Pathways Project. Wurega stated that... "By creating this exhibition, the students have learnt so much about their heritage and culture, they …

Healing to Crash The Ceiling! The Healing Ministry of Jesus in Mark 1:21-2:13

The Seeds Footscray mob again hosted our next instalment of Go Engage: The Direct Action Campaign of Jesus in Mark 1-4. We started our study with our gut reactions to the term:  Christian Healing! Response’s included “Is super natural ‘real’ and if so how does this work?” “I want to exorcise images of Benny Hinn …

‘Follow Where the Wild Things Are!: Commission for Mission’, Mark 1:1-20

On May 30  the Seeds Footscray mob hosted a discussion on Mark 1:1-20 'Follow Where the Wild Things Are!: Commission for Mission' as part of our  Bible Study Series entitled:  Go Engage: Jesus’ Direct Action Campaign in Mark 1-4 I thought I'd pick out a couple of tweets for a few themes that became the focus of our discussion. The Beginning! …