Romans 8: 14-17

There is, apparently, a piece of folk wisdom from China which offers the following advice: if rivals are annoying you by playing well, consider adopting their strategy[1].  As folk wisdom goes, it’s a neat little saying, not least because it requires that we consider the possibility that others may know better than we do, or may be more talented than we are: in which case it would be wise to swallow our pride, study their methods, and benefit from what others may have to teach us. Continue reading “Romans 8: 14-17”


John 17: 20-26

As most of you already know, I have spent much of the last week attending the meeting of the Victoria/Tasmania Synod of the Uniting Church.  The Synod is one of the decision-making Councils of the Church, and consists of representatives, both lay and ordained, from all the Presbyteries, Agencies, and Organisations of the Church within Victoria and Tasmania.  Continue reading “John 17: 20-26”