Gadzooks…Gifts Galore!

Paul tells us that Jesus Christ ascended far above the heavens, and poured out the gifts of heaven on ordinary people, just like you and me. In fact he says that all of us have been given as much grace as Jesus has to give! – the ‘full measure’ (Eph 4; 7-10). This means that…

Jump in, the water’s fine

It’s turning into a bit of an “Indian summer”, and the garden is still looking for a good drink. Water has been essential to life on earth since the beginning (Gen 2:4b-14), and it will be within creation forever (Rev 22:1-5). It’s also a gift from God. We get thirsty in many ways. Our experience…

The Gospel of Saint John: Chapter 3

Jesus answered him and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son…

The Seven Deadly Ills

Christianity used to speak of “the seven deadly sins”; now in its place many would speak only of “the seven deadly ills”. In Australia today, much of what the Bible called sin – a breaking of God’s holy Law -has been reclassified by psychologists, philosophers and social commentators as “illness”. That is, we may have…