Chan – Sukumaran & Death: What we can learn from all of this

Apr 29

Chan – Sukumaran & Death:  What we can learn from all of this

Yesterday, 28th April was quite a day for me.  It was a day when I saw again and again the inherent fineness and goodness in many human beings. Ironically, it was at two places where I was dealing with death. For many years I have been participating in a service, both secular and religious to honour and remember those who died whilst at work.  As you can imagine...

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No government help for child sex abuse victims

Mar 26

No government help for child sex abuse victims

If you get damaged as a child, don’t ever expect the government to help. The history of government’s helping those in the most need, particularly if they are poor and vulnerable is abysmal. If it costs any money, governments are ‘out of there’.   It’s almost as if a “it didn’t happen to me, so I have no feelings for the victims”...

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Paris Reflections

Jan 08

In Methodist house in Westminster there is a room full of plaques. They are in memory of Methodist Clergymen and Lay people who went to Africa in the 1800’s as missionaries. As I looked at the plaques the realisation came over me that most were killed within two hearts of arriving there. Most then would have gone knowing that they’d most likely be killed...

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Christmas week was such a tough week for me!!!

Dec 28

I reckon I will never forget the events this past week, they have been so stressful for me. Firstly I had been asked to conduct the funeral service for Tori Johnson. That brave young Lindt Coffee Shop Manager in Sydney’s Martin Place who was killed during the siege there. It is an enormous privilege to be invited into peoples’ lives at times like that, but a huge...

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My response to the events of yesterday, I hope it helps.

Dec 16

My response to the events of yesterday, I hope it helps.

Like all of you I have been shaken by the events of the past 24 hours. Last night I felt compelled to spend time at my Loaves & Fishes free food van meal service adjacent to Martin Place in the inner city.  I felt those turning up for a free meal in the middle of all that was going on needed my support and encouragement.   Afterwards I wandered through Martin...

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My Exodus Christmas Appeal Letter

Nov 04

My Exodus Christmas Appeal Letter

Dear Friend As Christmas comes around again, one of the people on my mind is you. I wonder if you know how much difference you make through your support for my Exodus Foundation? I want to simply tell you ‘thank-you!’, but I can’t leave it at that. The reason is that the tide of people needing your help never stops rising. On Christmas Day alone my team and I will...

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