ANZAC Day Address 2018 – Greater Love

It was a real privilege this morning to deliver the Bible reading and brief address at the Parramatta Anzac Day service. Here’s what I had to say: Many different cultures explain the death of fallen servicemen and women in various ways. For some it is the language is of honour. For others it’s duty. But […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

No More Thomases

Today is the feast day of Thomas, patron saint of all doubters, apparently. I want to gently disagree. Actually, who are we kidding? I want to disagree strongly. Thomas is the patron saint of the end of doubt. Here’s the Anglican collect for today: ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who for the more confirmation of the faith […]

Read More

Evangelism – Nothing Trumps the Facts

So I guess I have to write something about what is quite possibly one of the most monumentally enormous political events that many of us have lived through. When I arrived home on Wednesday afternoon I insisted that my older children stopped what they were doing and watched a bit of the TV coverage with […]

Read More

The Freedom of Speech

Words are incredibly powerful things.  From the very beginning it is words that have exerted enormous influence in our universe. Gen. 1:3   And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. The power of words is, in some way, linked to the power of the one speaking. I can’t stand in my darkened office […]

Read More

Evangelising the Dentist

What a great little argument – really liked it. Well, until the very last line from the girl in the chair. The correct answer, of course, is, John 1:18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

Read More