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The darkness in every one of us


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Oh my. Last night I read this article by Helen Garner, based on her address at the Sydney Writer’s Festival titled ‘How Can We Write About Darkness?‘ on the 21 May this year. After years of editing Federal Court judgments (the reports written up, usually by judge’s associates, after a court case) and now digging

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Transforming our pain


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One of the excellent things that has happened to Canberra since I have lived here is that Dr Andrew Cameron, an academic theologian of some brilliance, who used to give the Centre for Christian Living lectures when I lived in Sydney that were always stimulating, is now the Director of the St Mark’s Theological Centre

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Scary close – a book


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When you haven’t blogged for a time, you have less of an idea of what to blog about. And it’s probably too late to talk about the tragedy that was the death of Gilbert Jonathan Crombie. So, um, to books. The most recent book I finished is Donald Miller’s latest work Scary Close. The truth

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Another who has been there before you


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I got a few hours off work yesterday to go to a breakfast conference called Getting to Grips with Mental Illness at Church (I actually thought it was ‘getting a grip on’ or ‘coming to grips with’, but that is beside the point) at which Andrew Cameron spoke more theologically and biblically and a friend

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