Monthly Archive: February, 2015

On (not) giving up stuff for Lent

Just a pastoral note: not all Christians give up things for Lent. I’ve been asked about this again this year by Uniting Church folk. It’s normal for Catholics and for a lot of… Continue reading

“Blessed are the merciful…”

On Wednesday evening I spoke briefly at the Amnesty International vigil on the forecourt of Adelaide’s Pilgrim Uniting Church. The vigil was for all those on death row in Indonesia. As the names… Continue reading

Learning from Finkenwalde

This year includes the 70th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945). Never heard of him? There’s a brief acount of his life and work here. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/131christians/martyrs/bonhoeffer.html A conference is taking place… Continue reading