The Greater Cause

Macquarie School of Ancient Languages

Last week I visited the School of Ancient languages at Macquarie Uni, it was a heady time and I met some fascinating people. One guy mentioned how, for the fun of it, he’d spent a summer holiday studying Arcadian (an ancient language). Another guy who was a specialist in mediaeval latin, got very excited about…

Comfort Zone

Biblical Greek

I’ve just spent a week doing an intensive greek language refresher course. The New Testament is a treasure chest of teaching on the wonders of our Lord and to be able to read it in the original language brings a colour to its narrative that is an enormous help in teaching and preaching. After thirty…

Change of Service Times Trial

Service times change

This week the PPP team met with me to discuss the feedback received regarding the proposed trial of changing service times and developing the early service to enable it to be more accessible to people. In the light of all the responses we considered a wide range of options, including the status quo, and I’m…

KidzArtz 2015 -Day one

Pirates are being captured on film, having a turn as the ship's Helmsman.

KidzArtz got off to a great start this morning, with 40 underage pirates having aboard ship for a great, accompanied by about 30 helpers. The church has been converted into an amazing pirate ship for the week. The captain and his able seamen are off on an adventure. There is plenty of treasure on this…

Compassion

Compassion Australia Logo

Today, we’re glad to hear from David Harrison and the work of Compassion Australia across the world. This afternoon St Hilda’s is hosting a fund raising concert you are very welcome to attend. It’s very easy for us in comfortable Australia to live a life focussed on our ‘first world’ problems and it’s a healthy corrective…