Posts from July 2016

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‘Me’ vs. ‘We’

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

In the wake of September 11 and other threats Jonathan Sachs wrote that our real problem is actually internal not external. He wrote, “whenever me takes precedence over we, and pleasure today over viability tomorrow, a society is in trouble… (our) enemy is …unsustainable self-indulgence”. What Sachs wrote applies doubly to the church as we [...]

Making a difference

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Bill Gates is well known for his philanthropy. He writes about the genesis of his Gates Foundation for Africa. “I had been to Africa for the first time in 1993 when my wife, Melinda, and I travelled in East Africa on vacation. Obviously, we knew parts of Africa were very poor, but being on the [...]

Discipleship and Church

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

As already noted, we are past the half way mark in our “Year of Discipleship”. I have asked you to consider an inventory of your own personal discipleship and we have been considering what discipleship might look like. The final area of discipleship to reflect on, is the way we treat each other. Alison Morgan [...]

Genuine Discipleship

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Last week I asked you to consider the question “Have I grown in my discipleship this year?” Of course we need to know what to look for. We know a disciple is someone who follows Jesus as her/his Master. But how will this manifest itself? When Jesus taught his disciples (Matthew 5) he taught them [...]

Growing as disciples of Jesus

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

We are half way through our Year of Discipleship. Our preaching this year has been focussed on being disciples. We watched the Old Testament people being redeemed from slavery then led into a growing experience of God (Exodus). We looked at our own redemption (Easter) and then studied Jesus’ prayer for his disciples then and [...]