The October edition of Southern Cross (Sydney's Anglican Newspaper) arrived yesterday - the cover story is a rev up for Connect 09 (the diocesan mission focus next year). The headline reads "C09: Hard Work Begins Now" and the byline, "As this month's Sydney Diocesan Synod gears up for 2009's Connect campaign, your church will be… Continue reading Heaving lifting for The Lost
Church may profit from doom - National - smh.com.au I love the complete lack of awareness that the person who formulated the headline had of the content of the article. More to the point, are the Uniting Church admitting defeat? The temptation for hardline evangelicals will be to point to this story as evidence of… Continue reading Church may profit from doom – smh.com.au
We're on holidays in Byron Bay! A poetical destination - quite a lot of the streets near where we are staying are named after poets. This is weird because after having worked constantly for several days on an essay the only thing I felt like reading was poetry. Poetry requires a different, less violent, mode… Continue reading Wing and a Prayer
Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Don Bradman. Recently, critical scholars have begun to question the historical reliability to some of our sources for the life of The Don - a few have even gone so far as to suggest that he may never have really existed. Other's have piously suggested that… Continue reading The Bradman of History or The Don of Faith?
From an article by Matt Kennedy on Stand Firm. Who said Evangelicals aren't funny? Bishop Wright is absolutely correct about the state of the American provinces and the nature of the heresies promoted which makes what he writes below so incredibly cold-hearted. â€œThe point is this: global Anglicanism has never had, and still does not… Continue reading A mechanism for fixing the Anglican Communion
I'm listening to Coldplay's new album Viva la Vida. I think it's probably their best album to date - nothing that will blow your mind, just slightly-more-thoughtful-than-usual pop music. Though, they do have a way of dropping very good lines in their lyrics: Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean that I'm lost. I could see… Continue reading Viva la Vida