Posts tagged “jesus

What makes us unclean?

Posted on September 3, 2015

Last Sunday, I preached. Those familiar with the service style at St Matthew’s will not be surprised to hear that though I love preaching, my opportunities are limited. So to preach at St Paul’s Bendigo was welcome. Thanks Dean John!   The occasion was Refugee Sunday, and the New Testament lectionary readings for the day were from Mark 7 and James 1. The day and the readings were particularly apt given Bendigo had just ‘hosted’ a meeting of the United Patriot Front, who were using Bendigo as a rallying point for their brand of anti-Islam fear-mongering. In addition, St Paul’s had been a target of their rage in the last week. I suspect that Dean John invited me to speak because I have been somewhat…

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Swan Island 9 Court Appearance

Posted on November 29, 2010

Today I appeared at the Geelong Magistrates Court to answer for the crimes of (1) hindering police in their duty, and (2) blocking a road. The road happened to be the entrance to the military base at Swan Island, Queenscliff. I was attempting to draw attention to Australia’s involvement in the Afghanistan war, and to make public my opposition to it.

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