Vicar’s Blog


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......

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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......

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20
Apr 2016
Making Sense of our broken world

  Our local community has been shaken this week by the murder of 15 month old Sanaya Sahib in Heidelberg West. It’s a terrible and distressing thing to have happened. How do we make sense of such a young life taken in such awful circumstances? Where is God in such events as this? The first thing we must say is that God loves his world and he like us grieves when sin and evil scar our lives. Jesus knows grief; he knows what it is like to suffer loss. He wept openly......

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