Stille Nacht

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, Alles schläft; einsam wacht Nur das traute hochheilige Paar. Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar, Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, Hirten erst kundgemacht Durch der Engel Halleluja, Tönt es laut von fern und nah: Christ, der Retter ist da! Christ, der Retter ist da! Stille […]

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Archbishop of Sydney’s Christmas Message – Truth overcomes in a post-truth world

From SydneyAnglicans.net The Oxford English Dictionary has named ‘post-truth’ the international word of the year. This is not surprising given that the Brexit vote and US election were enmeshed in what is being called post-truth politics. Let’s face it – there is so much ‘post-truth’ around. The rise of social media has been fuelled by people who […]

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“do not be afraid…”

It must have been an incredible experience for those shepherds on the hills outside Bethlehem. Huddled around the fire for warmth they had no idea what was about to happen… Luke 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. These days, […]

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Embracing Xmas

So it’s Xmas season again. I don’t know about you but I used to have a real bee in my bonnet about that “X”; pushing Christ out of Christmas etc. etc. And here’s the thing – perhaps it is but it doesn’t have to. The better way is to subvert and reclaim what our culture […]

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