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Good News!

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

In 2 Kings 7:9, the story is told of four men who discover that a besieging army has inexplicably (the text explains how God organized it), fled, leaving all its weapons, food and possessions behind. At first the four men fall upon the food and valuable possessions. Suddenly they realise they are doing wrong by [...]

Palm Sunday

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

The key event of the first Palm Sunday, Jesus’ riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, was clearly orchestrated by Jesus. It was an enacted parable. Jesus had previously organized a donkey to be available. So the King comes riding on a donkey. This slightly ridiculous sight was Jesus’ way of showing that on this occasion [...]

Rational and Respectful Debate

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Many people, fueled by the media, believe that religious (and especially Christian) views should be excluded from a place in public debate. In an extreme form note the “marriage equality” and its stand over the Cooper’s Beer partnership with the Bible Society. Threats harassment and bullying resulted in Cooper’s removing their 200 year celebration of the [...]

Read the Bible, Be transformed

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

I hope that you read the latest newsletter from the Boye family and I hope you pray for them. As I read the latest newsletter, I was intrigued by the fact that Geoff was fined for going through a green traffic light even though he and his passengers knew that it was green and that [...]

Growing in Prayer

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

This is a year in which we are hoping to help all our church family to grow in prayer. In my experience, it is often true that we nod our heads to the need to be prayerful but often don’t get around to it. Is that true of you? If so, why does this happen? [...]

Reach beyond the ordinary

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Tonight we will witness the ordination of two people as Deacons in the church. What is the point of church when it (along with most organisations) is treated with suspicion and even hostility in these current days? The brilliant Australian author, Tim Winton, describes himself as a Christian although he also is wary of the [...]

Prayer for Community

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

You know as well as I do that the Western World is in a mess. The US President is not the problem: he is one symptom of which there are many. Self-seeking individualism has brought the West into crisis. The real question is can a decaying society be saved? In an interview, New York Times [...]

A prayerful people

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

Most people are back from holidays, schools resume and so another year commences. For GAC, this will be a year of change as, in second term, we begin the search for a new Rector. Therefore, we have titled 2017 A Year of Prayer. Part of being a follower of Jesus, is to be prayerfully dependent [...]

Year of Prayer

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

A very happy New Year to you. There is something beautiful and clean, like new green shoots on a Spring tree, in the opening of another year. There are new potentials and opportunities for us all. May Jesus be at the heart of your New Year and may your resolution be to grow in Him [...]

A truly unique life

by Michael Dasey (Rector)

I frequented a local business this week and the owner and I conversed about Christmas and church in his, quite busy, shop. This man, in his late thirties, knew nothing at all about the church and its message of Jesus. When I asked what he believed in, he replied “science”. I replied “so do I, [...]