Avril at Romsey

… and Lancefield and Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Free Press Article

Free Press Article

The local paper likes our sci fi service – it’s an excellent photo opportunity.

Advertisements

April 26, 2012 Posted by | Ministry, Pop Culture | 1 Comment

AHIGST – Church of Latter Day Geeks

Service at Romsey Uniting Church, 10 April 2011

April 26, 2012 Posted by | Pop Culture | , , | Leave a comment

Reflection: Death has no dominion

This is the reflection I gave yesterday at the Second Annual Sci Fi and Fantasy-Friendly Service, aka the second service of the Church of Latter-Day Geeks. As you can see, the vid just made the reflection. I owe the creator big time! Continue reading

April 23, 2012 Posted by | Ministry, Pop Culture, Slightly Higher Culture | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sermon: Biblical friendship values

Sermon for Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

The second Sunday of Easter; April 15, 2012

Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35

In an Easter opinion piece in the Herald-Sun Anglican Archbishop Philip Freier, after talking about migrants and asylum seekers, the Occupy Movement and politicians, wrote: ‘I invite Australia’s business and parliamentary leaders to reflect on how wealth shared equitably can be used for the betterment of the whole community, and to improve the lives and opportunities of all Australians.’ Of course, the Archbishop was criticized for this. In an opinion piece in The Age Peter Costello responded: ‘When the church speaks of its unique message – the life, death and resurrection of Christ – it draws on centuries of Christian thought and theology. I doubt Christendom has done nearly as much work on the taxation of mining profits and modern banking policies.’ Mr. Costello is probably right. I imagine that most of Christendom didn’t spend much time thinking about the best way to share the wealth; when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire the church became very wealthy and Christians began to use allegorical readings of Biblical passages like ‘Go sell everything you have and give the money to the poor’ rather than considering them literally. But as today’s passage from the Acts of the Apostles reminds us, the early church was in fact very serious about wealth being shared equitably. Continue reading

April 15, 2012 Posted by | Life, etc. | , , , | Leave a comment