June 20th 2021     Pentecost 4    2 Corinthians 5: 17-6: 13

June 20th 2021 Pentecost 4 2 Corinthians 5: 17-6: 13

Combining part of last week’s with this week’s lectionary reading from Corinthians, Paul links a powerful statement of mission with a blunt recognition of the costs and dangers involved. Why should any reasonable person voluntarily endure the catalogue of hardships ...
June 13th 2021       Pentecost 3       Mark 4:26-34

June 13th 2021 Pentecost 3 Mark 4:26-34

In Mark 4, Jesus begins his teaching ministry. He explains why he will use only parables for most people, but explain their meanings to the disciples, “ to whom has been given the secret (or mystery) of the kingdom of heaven.” (4:12) In 4:3-21 seeds are scattered,...
May 30th  2021    Psalm 29   Trinity Sunday

May 30th 2021 Psalm 29 Trinity Sunday

There is a one voice probably everyone here in Melbourne knows intimately now – Dr Brett Sutton. We came to know his face during Dan Andrews’ daily COVID-19 briefing and now Brett Sutton’s voice can be heard on the public transport network reminding us to wear masks....
May 23 2021    Pentecost   Acts 2:1-21

May 23 2021 Pentecost Acts 2:1-21

The writer of Acts tells the reader “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NRSV) and echoed “then everyone who calls on the name of God shall be saved” (Acts 2:21 NRSV). As I was reflecting on this, I...
May 16 2021    Easter 7    John 17:6-19

May 16 2021 Easter 7 John 17:6-19

I am writing this the same day the guilty verdict was handed down on the killer of George Floyd. There is rightly much relief, much soul searching to address systemic racism and to reconnect broken communities. 9 mins 29 secs for the world to see; horrific, shameful...