Homilies from April 2015

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What is TRUTH?

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In this post -modern world there is a view that my perceptions about truth are as valid as your perceptions about truth however incompatible they may be. Rowan Williams is suggesting that this is not always the case. Some ideas of truth can lead us into some very dark places.

I don’t mind what happens

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  An elderly man in Brisbane calls his son in Perth  and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”   “Dad, what are you talking about?” the son screams. “We can’t stand the sight of each […]

The Frontier War; Best We Forget.

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There has never been a time to compare with the relentless, lavishly funded public campaign to make war the central defining experience of national life. But the frontier conflict is not included in the swelling project of military history, which is diminished by the single-minded focus on wars fought far away. Therefore it would be unconscionable to indulge in a crescendo of commemoration and ignore the fundamental importance of the war between settlers and indigenous nations within Australia .This is the forgotten war of conquest that saw the expropriation of the most productive land over vast continental distances, and the unlawful transfer and the transfer of sovereignty from the Aborigines to the British government and its successor colonial administrations. This is the war that made the nation, not the fateful invasion of Turkey at the direction of the British imperial government.

The Impact of Water

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HOMILY April 18, 2015 The Impact of Water John 4:1-15 Amos 5 : 10-15, 21 – 24 I wonder if I could have a glass of water please? How long did that take, how far did someone have to go and how good is it? We do not have water scarcity here in Brisbane in […]