Responding to the news in the light of being Christian.
From David Reeve.
On Sunday 4th November 2012, the worship leader read a statement issued by Uniting Justice at Hobart North Uniting Church: “Labor should be Ashamed of Push to Change Migration Zone”. Its strong terms included words like “shameful abdication of moral responsibility”, “race to the bottom”, and “appalling”.
Members of the congregation sat up and listened. Some objected to this instance of “politics from the pulpit”. Others nodded and grunted approval. People chatted afterwards, and it was decided to convene a short-term discussion group to explore further this and related issues. Continue reading
I think this is a great article to add in the Advent/Christmas season, though it’s not just applicable to now. Simon Carey Holt is Pastor at the Collins St Baptist Church in Melbourne. This appeared on his blog quite some years ago, but I still read it from time to time and find it helpful. Simon’s current blog writing can be found here: “Simply Simon”
Slow Time in a Fast World: A Spirituality of Rest
Simon Carey Holt
Originally published in Ministry, Society and Theology, vol. 16, no. 2, 2002, 10-21.
(Used here with kind permission)
In Michael Leunig’s delightful series of correspondence, The Curly Pyjama
Letters, the itinerant and restless Vasco asks Mr Curly a pressing question,
“What is worth doing and what is worth having?” Mr Curly’s reply is simple: “It is
worth doing nothing and having a rest.”1 The simplicity of Curly’s wisdom is
compelling. The more I ponder it, the more I suspect there’s a theology here
worth exploring: that doing nothing could be a worthy pursuit, that rest could be
virtuous. I’m intrigued. Continue reading
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