Dreaming with Daniel

Daniel – press-ganged into public service for the all-powerful empire. What were his night dreams following days of soul-eating acts of policy development, implementation and administration? We get a glimpse when reading Daniel 7:9-14. I remember the years of ministry amongst public servants of all ranks and the agonising torment that some endured as they sought to expressContinue reading “Dreaming with Daniel”

2018 – a time of transition begins

  Yes, this is the year that will see me cease earning and have Jenny and I living off savings for the rest of our natural life.   My life as an earner began as a skinny bespectacled 13 year old selling iced finger buns door to door in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. I would arise earlyContinue reading “2018 – a time of transition begins”

Vocational Wisdom

My peers agreed it would be an excellent focus for our small discussion group – Living the Questions: Essays Inspired by the Work and Life of Parker J. Palmer, Sam M. Intrator (ed.), (Jossey-Bass, 2005). I had not previously heard of Parker J Palmer, but was attracted to his deliciously alliterative name. Google led me to discoverContinue reading “Vocational Wisdom”

The Summons

This Sunday’s text (Matthew 4:12-23) considers the magnetic call of Jesus of Nazareth to those around him – a summons that has extended down the centuries with ever-increasing pulling power. This is one of our favourite songs at Wembley Downs. I love the lyrics! It’s by John Bell of the Iona Community in Scotland andContinue reading “The Summons”