We are awaiting reports from Canberra and the region.
This was the theme of our recent Presbytery meeting held at Kippax Uniting Church on 14 May 2016 – see the Presbytery Secretary’s report here.
To help us move forward together in understanding the practical implications of what it means to be a movement, Perspective is a place to start.
Overview of the stories and articles in the current issue of Perspective:
When God helps us by Presbytery Minister and Presbytery Secretary, Rev Kevin Dilks
p5 – “To be part of a movement is not to have enough resources; not to be clear as to what the future looks like; not to be confident that you have all the answers. To be part of a movement is to live with uncertainty; to hold lightly to things of the past; to trust in signs that are not much more than a cloud in the sky by day and a fire in the sky by night. (Exodus 13:21,22)”
David Cameron is pleased to have churches, and Easter. Here is his 2015 address on the subject.
Valentine’s Day as it is observed today is quite different from the person(s) and story(ies) of former years.
The day was the feast day of Saint Valentine (Valentinus), a Roman-era priest/bishop who challenged the officials and indeed the Caesar/Emperor of his day (Claudius Gothicus aka Claudius II) . When he challenged Claudius to adopt Christianity, Claudius caused Valentinus to be beheaded, on 14 February.
So, the day is not about roses, or chocolate. The day is more about honouring martyrs, people willing to “speak truth to power” and take the consequences.