Vicar’s Blog


27
May 2016

This week I have been at the Marmingatha region Ministry Conference.  At the conference we were privileged to listen to The Rev’d Dr. Brian Rosner the Principal of Ridley College for the Bible Studies. Hi talks were centred around the theme of ‘Being known by God’  His starting assumption was that the key to being human is, ‘being known’.   For Christians this means being known by God. We are often encouraged that part of the search for meaning is to know who you are.  I was struck by the fact that......

Read More


13
May 2016

Although the weather has been rather wild the past few days it has been wonderful to have some good soaking rain across Victoria and indeed in many parts of inland Australia. Over the last week I have been encouraged to think about what it means to grow into maturity in Christ.  At a recent training day I attended the presenter, John Rietvold made this comment.  ‘We are mature in Christ when we expect God to be working through suffering’. This makes great sense to me, since it was as Jesus was suffering......

Read More


04
May 2016

As I write this we are undergoing one of Melbourne’s wild, windy autumn days as our weather breaks and we move into a more winter feel. As we move into the winter weather, it often marks a time of just being able to survive each day and waiting for the return of Spring.  Recently though i have been challenged to live life with a sovereign mindset.     What this means is to live life believing that God is at work in all that you do, and in each relationship of your......

Read More


20
Apr 2016

In my reading over my holidays, I was again challenged by how our culture seems to have so little time to stop and reflect. Terry Walling in his book, ‘Stuck’ (great title – please talk to me about it sometime) says,‘the critical commodity of our culture has moved from money to time……. the tyranny of the urgent is now clearly in the driver’s seat of most lives.’     Discussions often quickly move to the topic of time or lack of it.   ‘ I’m too busy’, or ‘when would I have......

Read More


Page 3 of 3123