• Lead us not into temptation

    Lead us not into temptation God “lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil.” Perhaps I could summarise, “God help us.” The Lord’s Prayer is really quite fascinating when you consider it was taught over two thousand years ago and its requests are so contemporary and needed. The...

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  • As We Forgive Others

    At my induction just over a month ago we were introduced through the preacher to two people Jesus had something to offer. Simon was the name of one and the other was nameless. Simon had notoriety while the unnamed woman was simply notorious, “she was a sinner”. To the woman...

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  • Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

    My mother taught me to pray the Lord’s Prayer and at the time she was not a church goer. I am pretty sure she didn’t really understand the prayer. It seems there was a time in Australia when prayer was something important enough to teach your children and the Lord’s...

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  • Thy Kingdom Come

    I once heard a speaker suggest that parliament should not begin with the Lord’s Prayer. I thought that strange as a young clergyman who opened the shire council meeting with the Lord’s Prayer. As our nation changes this prayer was something I felt we all needed to hold in common...

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  • Feel Free

    Anthony Douglas (17 June 2020) Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose,’ sang Janis Joplin, which is a great lyric, but one that’s been sorely tested this year. As we lost the ability to go to work, to school, to cinemas and sporting grounds, to our families –...

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  • The Big Game

    Anthony Douglas (30 May 2020) As winter settled in this year, we were meant to be looking forward to a glut of sport on our televisions. How better to stay warm and dry than to cheer the labours of others? Whether you’re a league tragic or a football purist, things...

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  • The Loner-Virus

    Anthony Douglas (20 April 2020) You may know one famous saying of the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre: “Hell is other people.” Being a philosopher, he had his own obscure meaning, but I suspect the saying has generated its own meaning in our culture. Certainly, it has popped into my mind when...

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  • The Hangover

    Anthony Douglas (1 March 2020) It isn’t normally all that hard to sell beer. Alcohol has a long history of popular usage, and beer has been a stayer through the centuries. But over the last few weeks, one company has found its sales are dropping at an alarming rate. It’s...

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