Posts from April 2015

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Feeling connected

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Yesterday we celebrated ANZAC Day. When, I was in high school (no rude comments thanks), people were speculating that ANZAC Day would soon be finished. Attendances at marches were small and dwindling. The Peace Movement was in full swing and ANZAC Day was seen by many as a crass glorification of war. So why has [...]

How is your Serve?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

How is your serve? No I am not talking about your tennis game! Professor of preventative medicine, Stephen G Post, writes “Science tells us that there appears to be a fundamental human drive toward helping others. When people do “unto others” in kindness, it lights up the primitive part of the brain that also lets [...]

What is the evidence?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Could you imagine what the press would do if it found evidence showing religion is bad for you? This would be front page news! However, when evidence showing that religion is good for you is uncovered, it is not reported or buried in back pages somewhere. The non-believing humanist, Guenter Lewy, started to write a [...]

A living presence

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Simon Peter saw the strips of linen cloth lying there and the face cloth which had been around Jesus’ head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself. (John) saw and believed. John 20: 6b – 8. Why did John see the grave clothes and believe? This [...]