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My beloved Magpies didn’t quite get over the line last Saturday! Congratulations to the West Coast Eagles and their supporters – it was a great game of football and the Eagles were ahead when it counted most. On Sunday, Heather and I did something we’ve never done before: we attended the Collingwood Post-Grand Final Supporters […]

Franklin Graham Gets It Wrong

As Billy Graham was getting a mention in the football commentary last Friday night (in a reference to Collingwood player Mason Cox: not since Billy Graham has an American commanded such attention at the MCG), Billy’s son, Franklin Graham, was making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Franklin Graham has come out in defence of […]

On Being Real

It’s footy finals time and some of us are dreaming of what might be!  It is easy and fun to get caught up in the hype, placing our ‘heroes’ on a pedestal and expecting that they will deliver the Holy Grail for which we yearn. Sometimes our expectations and our attestations may be just a […]

The Quest for Peace

When John the Baptist emerged from the desert proclaiming a new world order of peace and justice, most of the people who heard him thought he was crazy.  The religious leaders berated and ridiculed him as just another hair-brained, deluded fool who seemed to think he was Elijah.  At best, some may have regarded him […]

A Place For The Church After All!

Ross Gittins, Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, reflected in a recent article on the latest research by Hugh Mackay. Says Gittins, “I know I’m supposed to be banging on about the urgent need for economic reform but, although as a nation we’re better off materially than ever before, I doubt we’re the happiest, […]