Forgiveness 101

May 7, 2017

What does it mean to forgive and retain sins? And is it an invitation to judge?

A reflection on John 20:19-23 given to Sanctuary, 7 May 2017.


Life on the Road

April 30, 2017

After the resurrection, two disciples met the Risen Christ on the road to Emmaus. Where will we meet him now? 

A reflection on Luke 24:13-35 given to Sanctuary, 30 April 2017. Image shows a detail from Emmaus, by Emmanuel Garibay (2010).


Waiting for the Liberator

April 9, 2017

We are waiting for a liberator: but is Jesus what we really expect? 

A guided reflection for Palm Sunday, inviting you to enter into the story. It draws from Matthew 21:1-11, and was presented to Sanctuary on 9 April 2017.


The King of Hearts meets the Queen of Tarts

March 19, 2017

Jesus revealed himself to all sorts. Who might we listen to now?

A reflection on John 4:1-42, given to Sanctuary, 19 March 2017. Image by He, Qi. Jesus and the Samaritan Woman, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 18, 2017]. Original source:


Angry judge, or the face of love? God revealed on the mountaintop

March 12, 2017

The image of God as a harsh and violent judge is pervasive. Like the disciples who go with Jesus up the mountain, many of us hold onto this idea. But this image of God comes, in part, from an older story, a story which predates Jesus. A story that also involves a mountain...

This reflection on Matthew 16:21 and 7:1-9 was given to Sanctuary on 12 March 2017.


Introducing Me: An Interview with Vision Australia Radio Warrnambool 94.5

February 28, 2017

Who am I, what do I do, what do I believe, how did I become a Christian, what do I do when I preach, and so on - everything you needed to know about me, and then some! This interview was broadcast on Vision Australia Radio Warrnambool 94.5FM on their Kaleidoscope program, at 2pm on 17 February 2017. Thanks, Alan!