My last post left with me ranting about the state of a world I don’t understand and me wanting to hide in a cave somewhere. I can’t say I’ve completely gotten over that impulse, the wombat and I are still in negotiations. However, after my wife “encouraged” me into leaving saying I was being self indulgent and negative (I have chronic depression, waddaya expect?), anyway, … Continue reading Leaving the Cave
We the people Are a tolerant, diverse society that will hound in the media and online any of those who disagree with the majority. We believe in diversity except with those who who express core values and moral behaviour which makes us uncomfortable. We believe in free speech but if those mentioned above raise their voices then we will make sure they are persecuted and … Continue reading Rules For 21st Century Culture
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 NIV Sorry, but Christ Matters, Love Matters, Faith Matters, The Cross Matters. Human made divisions don’t. If we are more interested in hashtags, causes and labels then people, love and unity then maybe we need to look at our … Continue reading God May Not Be a #BLM Supporter
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?2 Corinthians 13:5 NIV Lately I’ve had a lot of time on my hands and as is common in these moments I get a bit reflective. It was in one of those moments I was overwhelmed with anxiety … Continue reading Self-Discovery and Other Hells
When I was growing up I thought that when I would have more surety and security. My faith would be solid and firm and unclouded. Yet the older I got it seems the less sure I am. In fact, the things I was sure of I am now questioning. So here I sit not on the mount of enlightenment but in the cloud of mystery … Continue reading Ecclesiastes
I just looked back at my recent posts and found that I am usually quiet and thoughtful yet positive writer. Today…. not as much. but maybe that’s okay. Today I look at the screen and I am lost. I have been filled with news of spikes in contaminations, death tolls and second waves. I am aware of isolation and the drain of routines disrupted. I … Continue reading Stuck
When I was growing up I belonged to a very conservative church. We believed in the inerrant scripture and that we engaged with God through our faith and works. We were taught in moral purity and to avoid the emotionalism of “other” denominations. Problem? As a teenager I was not exactly “pure” and seriously struggled with the shame of my inner life. Also, besides my … Continue reading I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!
It’s funny but yesterday when the Premier of New South Wales announced a slight reduction in self- isolation restrictions I actually had mixed feelings. All of a sudden we could actually visit other human beings albeit one family at a time. What do I feel? Do I jump for joy? Weep in relief? This may surprise you but I actually felt a bit saddened. After … Continue reading Adjustments
In this time of self-isolation we must make sacrifices and I am more than aware and willing to do my part. The schools will need to close and you need to Home-School: Certainly, In fact the time with my family will only make us stronger. The Parks will need to close: That’s fine, we can spend the time doing bushwalking and doing more exercise. There … Continue reading Stoicism in Hard Times
This week I had an interesting encounter at my support group I go to. Yes I go to a support group. Yes, I have mental health and life issues and I need help. That’s life, deal with it. Now at my group I meet all sorts of people which is awesome. The people range from traditional Christian, Muslim and discouraged agnostics. Our paths are varied … Continue reading One Way!… Not Sure.