Posts from August 2015

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The impossible mission

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

In the mid ninth century a warrior tribe, the Varangians, conquered the northern Slavs. This merger of Viking and Slav was the beginning of the Russian nation. From 860AD this new nation began attacking the Christian nations to the south. No sooner had battles commenced than the Christian Patriarch of Constantinople, began organising a Christian [...]

Marriage debate: courtesy and respect

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

It has been worrying to see the marriage “debate” unfold in the media. In a scary glimpse into the future, only one side of the debate has been aired. To have a differing opinion to same sex marriage is to be a homophobic bigot. Here is just one instance: when Foxtel dared to show an [...]

Survey response

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

The response to our recent on line survey on difficult topics you would like to hear preached on was large and helpful. 43 people took the time to share their thoughts and 108 separate responses were recorded. The staff value each reply and the trouble that was taken to respond. Topics varied from domestic violence [...]

What are we made for?

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

The Fairfax journalist and ex Wallaby player, Peter Fitzsimons, complained about current Wallaby, Will Skelton. Skelton had said that he played rugby to glorify God. Fitzsimons, an avowed atheist, said that God must be supremely egotistical to want people’s praise and glory. Here is what I wrote to Peter Fitzsimons in reply: Glorifying God is [...]