Posts from November 2014

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Respond today

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

In his book “The Screwtape Letters”, CS Lewis talks of a senior devil training junior devils. When asked what they should try to tell humans, one devil replies “there is no God”. Another suggests “there is no judgment”. The prize winning answer from a young devil is “there is no hurry”. This wins, because the [...]

Are you busy with our core business?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

We know that the Middle East is a terribly broken region where Christians in particular and other minorities suffer terrible persecution. However Open Doors organisation reveals another side to the story. Here it is: Muslims continue to find Jesus these countries. For example, on a recent Sunday morning buses stopped in front of a church [...]

Baptism

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Today at our 10 am service, Edward Wray will be baptised. Why does an adult male come for baptism? So what is it all about? Baptism, the washing with water, is an outward and visible sign of an inward faith. This is a visible sign of something invisible, that Edward has already been made clean [...]

Defence Force Sunday

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

My father returned from World War 2 as a damaged man with all the usual problems of survivors of Japanese prison camps. (To gain a small understanding, I commend the movie “The Railwayman”). However, he knew that he was fortunate to have returned at all when so many didn’t. This marked him with a deep [...]

Helping those who suffer for their faith

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Around 200 million Christians around the world suffer because of their faith – anything from discrimination or harassment, to kidnapping, torture and execution. So today we remind ourselves of our sisters and brothers around the world who experience the full fury of this world aligned against God. Groups like Boko Haram and IS show the [...]