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Still lugging the life-raft


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As I mentioned yesterday, I am currently reading the book Pierced for our Trangressions, in the lead-up to our church weekend away called “Nothing But the Blood”. In this book there are brief references to CH Dodd and his interpretation of “propitiation”. Until a few years ago I had never heard of CH Dodd, which

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The casualty of moral outrage


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This blog is going to have very little to do with that title, I just liked it as a title. And from that last sentence you would never guess that I spent yesterday at the Sydney Writer’s Festival. There I met up with some old friends, Gordon and Rosemary. Gordon and Rosemary are actually the

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Breakfast with Bes


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Yesterday morning I had coffee with Bes, one of the most fascinating of friends. When I first met Bes she was in the Australian Army in the 51st Battalion in Cairns, which seemed an incongruous place for her to be (though any preconceptions I had of military personnel have long since been shattered). In previous

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