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Christmas Amidst the Ashes

Do you feel it too? A sort of uneasy jarring between the celebration of Christmas, with its parties and jingles, and the real suffering of people dealing with bushfires and volcanoes and road trauma and violence and changing climate. Prime Minister Morrison has copped flack for being on holidays while NSW and Qld burns, but […]

Try a Little Kindness

Last Sunday morning, Katrina, Carolyn, Judith and Ann introduced us to the real town behind the musical Come From Away which is currently playing in Melbourne. The people of Gander, a small town in Newfoundland, Canada, welcomed and cared for thousands of unexpected guests when 38 planes were forced to land there during the 9/11 […]

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Last week, on 26th October 2019, 34 years after its custodianship was handed back to the Anangu people, the climbing of Uluru became illegal. In the uncharacteristic stillness of the morning after the closure, Sammy Wilson, one of the traditional owners remarked, “The rock will be resting, so we will feel rested. We often ask, […]

Orthodoxy v Orthopraxy

(Some thoughts after Giants v Tigers) It is a much-too-simplistic assessment, but it seems to me that one of the key differences between the Giants and the Tigers in last week’s AFL Grand Final was the difference between orthodoxy and orthopraxy! The Giants went into the game with a very orthodox playbook, one that had […]

Making All Things New

On our recent trip to Adelaide, rounding a bend just before Ararat, we were surprised to see a tent city nestled amongst the trees, looking more permanent than a weekend campsite and displaying a range of signs and flags (including the indigenous flag). We were travelling too fast to read all the signs but on […]