Revd David Robinson has been elected the twelfth Bishop of Rockhampton. WAYNE BRIGHTON reports on his election.
Bishop Stuart Robinson's easter message welcomes not only the arrival a future king to Canberra but reflects on the journey of another King who rode a donkey rather than arrived in a motorcade.
On Palm Sunday, churches and activists rallied in Canberra and around the nation on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers in offshore detention. WAYNE BRIGHTON attended the rally in Garema Place.
JONATHAN HOLT writes in response to an earlier article by Scott Cowdell concerning the work of Rene Girard and whether Christians have misrepresented Jesus and his message.
Fr Scott Cowdell reflects on how Easter faith can challenge our spiritual imagination…
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Our speaker this year will be Kate Jutsum who is the Regional Director for Bethel/Sozo in Australia and New Zealand. She heads up a growing team of Sozo leaders, trains and supports teams in churches across Australia and New Zealand, and also teaches and preaches outside of the Sozo world. She worked as an Emergency doctor prior to the shift into Sozo in January 2011. Kate’s heart is to see men and women connected intimately with God, so that they may walk in His destiny for them, bringing heaven’s culture to earth.
When: 25 April 7pm until 27 April noon
Cost: $85 / $70 concession
Where: St Peter's Anglican College, 61 Train Street, Broulee NSW
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A day conference with two of the UK's leading practitioners on evangelism and mission - Paul Griffiths and Martin Robinson. Conversations will include:
When: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 9.30am-4.30pm.
Where: St Saviour's Cathedral, Goulburn, Corner Bourke and Church Streets, Goulburn.
$45.00 adults; $35.00 pensioners and students. BYO lunch.
My Lent 'cross walk' concluded in Goulburn on Good Friday. A great many thanks to all who prayed and participated. It has been a remarkable six weeks. I gathered with a keen and happy band of walkers on the 'Cathedral Common' at 10.45am and we made our way, taking turns in carrying the cross, to Belmore Park via Auburn Street.
A substantial group [some of whom are pictured] - from across Goulburn and Canberra churches (and people passing by...and my new next-door neighbours) gathered for a simple service at 11.30am. Robyn and Paul Baxter organised the singing and I preached a simple Easter message on the theme, 'It is finished'. People who wanted prayer or who had committed their lives to Christ 'came forward' at the end. We also gave away 150th anniversary New Testaments. It was a wonderful way to draw our diocesan 150th celebrations to a close. God be praised!
The walk with the cross began in Crookwell with a service at the Anglican Church after which we all made our way to the Roman Catholic Church. A combined crowd of around 80– after a brief time of prayer – then walked to the Presbyterian, Anglican and Uniting Churches where we prayed and gathered more walkers. We took a break at the Uniting Church for refreshments then up through the main street to the park for an open air service. As with other such events I preached evangelistically and invited people to follow Jesus. The response was encouraging and I also gave away (signed!) New Testaments. The Reverend Margaret Campbell and her team organised a superb Christ-honouring morning.
The final event is in Goulburn on Good Friday. We meet on the Cathedral Common at 10.45am. A service will be held at around 11.15 or so in Belmore Park.
Easter messages from leaders in South Australia - The Advertiser
Church in need of renewal this Easter - Sydney Morning Herald
Controversial Dean to sign off - The West Australian
Heaven is for real - CT's review - Christianity Today
Sacrifice is at the heart of Easter - The Guardian
The Anglican parish of Kenmore-Brookfield in Brisbane is seeking an assistant priest on either a full-time or part-time basis for a 12 month appointment. This vibrant active Parish in Brisbane Western Suburbs has two worship centres, and provides services and pastoral visiting to 5 aged care facilities. As well as regular worship services, and a variety of areas of ministry, including a number of small study groups, there is a comprehensive youth and children’s ministry including two regular Mainly Music groups and monthly Messy Church.
All applicants must hold a current, valid Blue Card and will be required to complete a ‘Safe Ministry Check’ plus the names of two character referees.
Applications by 30th April 2014 to:
The Right Reverend Alison Taylor
Bishop of the Southern Region
GPO Box 421 Brisbane Q 4001
Any enquiries to Reverend Beverley Bell
3378 2923/0415 728696 firstname.lastname@example.org
The parish of Crookwell is looking for a school leaver or student interested in a year's ministry training. The position would require working Wednesday through Sunday. The parish can provide an office, internet and use of a car while you are working (you would need your own transport to and from Crookwell). We will help in organising accommodation if you need as well. Salary will be $21,600 a year, plus superannuation @ 9.25%. For more information, call Canon Margaret Campbell, Rector of the Anglican Parish of Crookwell on 0417 423 472 or 02 4832 1057.