Posts from March 2015

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Palm Sunday

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Today is Palm Sunday, a day of remembering Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem and his rejection by the leaders and many of the people. This would culminate in Jesus’ death. Such killing still occurs. Recently 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS in Libya. Before they died, a number called out the name of Jesus. How [...]

Cyclone Pam (support Vanuatu)

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Tropical Cyclone Pam’s devastation of Vanuatu reminds me that 80- 90% of the population is Christian. But less than 150 years ago, the population was marked by cannibalism, infanticide and widow sacrifice. They worshipped the spirits and lived in fear and war. Within 15 years the whole population of the island of Aniwa for example [...]

Loving and Serving

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

John Piper reflects on what it is to be a Christian in the Western world as Christian influence wanes. “(western) culture does not belong to Christians…the culture never has.” He goes on to say that this is not a time for whining about our “lost laws” but rather it is a time to remember we [...]

What is sin?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Many are uncomfortable when the church mentions “sin”. But what is sin? Let me give you an example. The brilliant physicist, Stephen Hawking, wrote, “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself”. And elsewhere “The universe can and will create itself from nothing”. You and I might not [...]