“FRIENDS” 9 March 2020 The first six years of my time as a student for ordination were lived in a traditional university-style college environment. It involved daily attendance in the Chapel for Morning and Evening Prayer. And do you know … Continued


“BLINDNESS” Sunday 22 March 2020 I was saddened last year to hear of the death of a parishioner of a parish that I had previously served. He had been, during his working life, one of the most eminent Pediatricians in … Continued


“CONVERSATION” Sunday 15 March 2020 Lately, I have been rereading “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. I have a bit of a chequered history when it comes to this particular book. In my first year in the Seminary, we had … Continued


“RISK” Sunday 8 March 2020 As you drive around these southern suburbs of Brisbane, you will see some large digital signs that are used by the appropriate Government agency to provide the public with relevant news. They might give a … Continued


“TEMPTATIONS” Sunday 1 March 2020 It appeared in today’s Collect and when we get to the Preface for Lent later in the Service, it will be evident again: “He (Jesus) was tempted in every way as we are, yet he … Continued


“VISIONS” Sunday 23 February 2020 After Jesus had been raised from the dead and his embargo of the Transfiguration had been lifted, I wonder what the health care professionals of the time would have made of the account on the … Continued


SHEPHERD” 18 February 2020 The hymn we sang before the Gospel was an adaptation of the words of the 23rd Psalm. We know it most commonly to begin like this: “The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want”. The image of … Continued


“ANTITHESES” Sunday 16 February 2014 Today we continued our reading of the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew’s gospel. We heard read today individual grabs of teaching which are called antitheses. There are six of them here at the end … Continued


  “Salt” Sunday 9 February 2020 ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under … Continued


“Come, Holy Spirit” Sunday 12 January 2019 One Sunday, I was greeting people at the door of St George’s Church, Tamborine Mountain, following the Service. An elderly woman chipped me by saying that the Service had not been like any … Continued