Month: November 2014

A time to plant, and a time to uproot.

For the last three years we have lived in a house just south of Hobart.  It’s a funny old place, a rental provided as part of my work for the church.  It’s modern but quirky, obviously designed by a non-kitchen-aware

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An Attempt to Grasp Emptiness

(Originally a facebook post, in response to a blog post from Mike Breen). Is there a Lifeshape for kenosis*? “Emptiness” is fundamental to Christian spirituality.  But it’s a slippery thing to grasp. It’s not figurative (or actual) self-flagellation. It’s an

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Assurance for the Commuter

Another blessing from a random track selection on the drive to work. I don’t know what this day will bring Will it be disappointing, filled with longed for things? I don’t know what tomorrow holds Still I know, I can

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Realised Eschatology for a Commuter

My car audio is currently circulating through random songs from our music collection.  Sometimes there’s a gift in which is contained, for a moment, the chief end of man. Lamp unto my feet Light unto my path It is You,

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Review: The Complete Jewish Bible

I’ve just finished reading Matthew’s Gospel in David H. Stern’s Complete Jewish Bible (CJB), “An English Version of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and B’Rit Hadashah (New Testament).”  It’s quite fascinating. Stern’s translation philosophy stems from a Messianic Judaism which seeks

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