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Ministry of Service

I recently reread ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren and also read for the first time a book by Henri J.M. Nouwen entitled In The Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. Both books have led me pondering on ‘What on earth am I here for? Henri Nouwen says a number of things in his

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Psalm 23 – Aboriginal Style by Uncle Rev Ron Williams

In recognition of NAIDOC week, please enjoy ‘Psalm 23 – Aboriginal Style by Uncle Rev Ron Williams’ My big fella boss up in the sky is like the father Emu.He will always look after me and take me to green grass,and lead me to where the water holes are full and fresh all the time.He

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Setting Jesus Free

A few weeks ago I joined the ranks of those who have been ‘knocked out’ with Covid. While there is not much I remember about those first few days, as I felt so horrible, what I do remember is that Jesus was pretty active! I discovered grocery deliveries at my front door, bags of throat

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A Prayer for Pentecost

Creator God,like a bird you hovered over the chaos of the world’s first day,drawing life from crashing wavesand making a world of possibility.You hovered still over parting waters,liberating an enslaved people,guiding them forward with cloud and fire,nurturing your followers and sharing your love. Like a still, small voiceyou made your presence felt toprophets and healers,to

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Lutheran Education Culture

Lutheran Education Culture “Culture is not a territory to be won or lost but a reserve we are called to steward. Culture is a garden to be cared for”. These were the words of Ruth Butler at the recent LPA Conference. So, what shapes this culture within a Lutheran learning community?    Lutheran Education has 10

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What’s My Purpose?

I have been thinking a lot about ‘purpose’ lately. It was the focus of a recent workshop I ran in one of our learning communities last week. Being aware of and connecting to our purpose and what gives meaning to our life is fundamentally important to our well-being. It is also part of the capabilities

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Sunday’s Coming

To taste pain and suffering is never nice or easy. To sit with a loved one and watch them go through serious pain can also be an unsettling experience. On that Friday as Jesus carried his cross to a certain death we are told that, ‘a large number of people followed him, including women who

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Am I Good Enough?

The answer to that question depends on who I look to for the answer. There are many people, businesses and organizations who are dying to give me not only the answer, but also the solution to become more than good enough, physically, Intellectually, socially, financially, emotionally, spiritually and theologically ….. (fill in the blank for

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God Walks With Us

This whole COVID situation has been extremely taxing on almost everyone. Many say that the restrictions on staff and students within learning communities is completely unfair and unnecessary. It has had a significant impact on socialisation, sense of community, and in turn, on many people’s wellbeing. For encouragement we can look to the Bible and

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