Tag Archive: faith

Blake Prize and Sydney Life

I spent the day visiting two of my favourite annual art exhibitions in Sydney “Sydney Life” and “The Blake Prize“. “Sydney Life” is a photographic competition and exhibition held each year in Hyde… Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

Let me first of all wish my sister, Pat, a very happy birthday. Although she wasn’t born and christened “Pat” that’s what we’ve always called her. In fact, we call her “Patsy” a… Continue reading

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Talkin’ about God

Colin, Peter and I crossed the bridge tonight to see “The God Committee” at The Ensemble which was a really enjoyable, interesting play. The setting for the play is a hospital meeting room… Continue reading

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Lieber Gott

With all this Copenhagen stuff going on, I thought this was an interesting contribution to the discussion. It’s a song by Frida from ABBA (of course) which is a “prayer” about peace, the… Continue reading

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Holy Pictures

As a child our house was full of “holy pictures” (as my mum called them). In fact, aside from my sister’s wedding photographs, and my ABBA posters, the only pieces of art that… Continue reading

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Spong

As I walked through the streets of Glebe last night I wondered how many people would recognise my tie. Was I from the CIA or the FBI or was I a member of… Continue reading

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Saint Patrick

Here it is, St Patrick’s Day 2007, and my thoughts have gone back to my visit to Slane, County Meath in Ireland in 1999. The reason is simple: it’s believed that it was… Continue reading

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Christmas & Multiculturalism

I really love the Strawberry Hills Santa. That’s my name for the blow-up item currently atop the Strawberry Hills Hotel. And what I like most about it is the way it makes the… Continue reading

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Blake Prize

I’ve just been to see The Blake Prize for Religious Art at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, and really enjoyed viewing many of the works on display. A highlight of the exhibition,… Continue reading

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Surry Hillsong

I thought Surry Hills was homo heaven with its large gay population, significant drug taking population, multicultural elements and significant homelessness problem. Even though Hillsong has a branch just around the corner in… Continue reading

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A Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew walk into a church

It’s Sunday night and I’ve just returned from a reasonably interesting evening at the Pitt Street Uniting Church. I saw the sign a couple of weeks ago advertising an evening featuring a Christian,… Continue reading

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Sins of Scripture

Although I’d heard about John Shelby Spong as being a fairly liberal Christian, I wasn’t really aware of the detail of his theology until I read this book on a flight between Sydney… Continue reading

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I’m A Quaker

And not just because I liked “rolled oats”. According to a survey I did on http://www.beliefnet.com, I’m either an Orthodox Quaker, a Liberal Quaker or a Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestant. After some… Continue reading

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