Posts from October 2014

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Supporting those who are persecuted

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Over the last few weeks we have been thinking upon some aspects of the Bible’s teaching on suffering. Next Sunday we will consider a particular form of suffering: persecution. We will join many churches in observing Solidarity Sunday. As you know, Islamic State terrorists painted an Arabic “N” on the houses of Christians in towns [...]

UChooz Ministries Seminar

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

As part of our pastoral care programme, our Parish has invited Marc Erbsleben from UChooz Ministries to engage with Burgmann School through talking to Middle School staff and students on building resilience in youth. As well, Marc is presenting a seminar (see details below) on Tuesday night for parents entitled “Protecting Your Children from the [...]

Why is there suffering?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

I think it true to say that if we live long enough, we will certainly experience suffering: it is universal. Nevertheless, suffering is not equally shared and often it is inexplicable. Reaction to suffering is also varied. I have seen people “lose their faith” and I have seen people come to faith in the midst [...]

Revolution of Love

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

It can be horrifying to watch the news at present: the actions of Islamic State (IS) are particularly cruel and inhumane. However, it would be wrong for us to assume that all Muslims are like this. Undoubtedly IS speaks for a number of Muslims but the majority of Australian Muslims are not like this. Indeed [...]