Posts from December 2014

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Moving in the same direction

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote of the success of the All Blacks rugby team and how it is founded on the culture of humility. A second part of the winning formula is the Maori concept of the spearhead. Obviously its three tips need to move in the same direction for a spearhead to [...]

Living by faith

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

A well-known Christmas song is entitled “A Strange Way to Save the World”. How appropriate! We are used to the exercise of power to solve problems. The hostage taker at the Lindt Café believed the old Chairman Mao adage “power comes from the barrel of a gun”. Islamic State believes that as they create terror [...]

Perspectives on the siege

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

We have all been shocked and saddened by the siege in Sydney this week. There are many perspectives on this madness. One important realisation is that for some people in our world, these events are almost normal. For some Christians, terror and threat is a part of daily life: pray for them. Another aspect of [...]

Sweep the sheds

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

One of the most successful teams in the history of sport is the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. To be at the top of the tree for so long requires a consistent winning culture. So what is the secret to this great team? An English journalist spent time with that team to find out. [...]

Hope brings resilience

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

The tragic death of Australian batsman, Phillip Hughes, has led to an enormous and surprising amount of grief across Australia and even in a large part of the world. The question is “Why?” I think the answer is layered, but at least two things stand out to me. Hughes’ death crashes into our idea that [...]