Posts from May 2016

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Seek true happiness

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Roy Williams, in Post God Nation, observes, “despite the massive increase in real wealth enjoyed by Australians since World War Two, there has been no commensurate growth in happiness”. He is absolutely right and this should serve as a reminder for us to avoid seeking our happiness in material prosperity. Having more things will not [...]

Win the person, not the argument

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Recently a reporter for the Gay and Lesbian magazine, The Star Observer, attended the Conference of the Australian Christian Lobby. He went, expecting to be thrown out. However, he was surprised by what happened and here are some quotations from his subsequent article: “I was welcomed into the venue with warm smiles. I settled into [...]

Christian Education

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Our church is involved heavily in providing religious education in our community. We are involved at a number of levels with Burgmann Anglican School, which is a partner with us in ministry. We are actively involved in Christian Education each term in all the public schools of Gungahlin. But should we care about this? Does [...]

The Alpha Journey

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Our Alpha Course commenced on Monday night in the Chapel. We had 30 people gathering to discuss the big questions of life and to work out how we fit into God’s picture for the world. I was privileged to hear many different stories from my table group. The word “journey” was used a lot as [...]

Sharing stories

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

In 2009 the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a talk called “The Danger of a Single Story.” It was about what happens when complex human beings and situations are reduced to a single narrative. This happens when people mix only around with their own types. It explains why young jihadists are so easily radicalised: [...]