It’s complicated. But don’t look away

It’s complicated. But don’t look away

I wrote this on 26 January this year as I reflected on how different parts of our Australian community might and do remember the events signified by 26 January 1788. It seems to me that I have a lot to learn. Things I was not taught at school. Things my white...
The Dogs of War

The Dogs of War

I wrote this on 15 April after waking up to news that the US, UK and France had bombed Syria, an action unjustified, likely illegal, of dubious purpose, of highly questionable morality and most assuredly something that they would never accept against their own...
That time God died (re-visited)

That time God died (re-visited)

This is a repost of a poem that I wrote last year. As I reflect this Easter on the nature and character of God, and of his son Jesus, it seems just as poignant and real as it was when I first wrote it. For me anyway. It reflects where I am on my spiritual journey and...
My Marriage Equality vote

My Marriage Equality vote

OK, I’m in. I have sat on the sidelines so far: Hugely interested. Questioning lots. Reading lots. Praying lots – yeah, I’m a Christian and that’s what we do. But not speaking. Not sure but watching closely; in particular, watching to see how a religion, my...
Smashed

Smashed

So I got home from work Friday evening having not really read a lot of news or social media during the day — one of those days — and my wife Ainsley asked me if I had heard about the death of Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. No I hadn’t, but ****. As I have...

That time God died

It is that time of year again – Easter – that time God died. What does that even mean? A man who, to all accounts, welcomed and sided with the vulnerable, the down-trodden, a man who went around doing good – miracles of kindness expressing love. And why did he die?...