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Midweek Spiritual Snack 11 July 2018

by Simon Chen

The myth of the good person. Ever wondered why bad things happen to good people? Most of us will have asked that question at one time or another. We probably spend less time wondering why good people do bad things. Or even if there is such a thing as a good person. In many ways […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 4 July 2018

by Simon Chen

Nothing is certain. Football can mean many things to many people. Especially in Australia! It could be AFL, League, Union, Soccer, and every now and then, there are rumours of Gridiron games happening as well. Fans of the various codes are always happy to defend their claim that their’s is the “real” footy, but that […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 27 June 2018

by Simon Chen

We think we’re so smart. Don’t skip cardio. This of course is the most important lesson from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, now screening at all cinemas of good repute. Like its predecessors, this movie seems to have perpetually hungry beasties with sharp pointy teeth on the lookout for prey. Physical strength does not save one […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 21 June 2018

by Simon Chen

Don’t miss the big picture. How could we have got it so wrong? In the newly released docco, For The Love of God, we are told that many people have, in Jesus’ name, persecuted and killed others. How can that be possible, that followers of the one who, “… was oppressed and afflicted, yet he […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 13 June 2018

by Simon Chen

Look out for your brother (and sister). Money, it is said, does not buy happiness. And yet, not having any has problems of its own! What is this winter’s electricity bill going to look like (shudder)? How does anyone with a mortgage in a capital city sleep at night? How do people who don’t grocery […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 6 June 2018

by Simon Chen

We all need somebody to lean on. *Spoiler Alert* The problem with people is that no one is perfect. We trust in people, they let us down, and then we are left to clean up the mess afterwards. Maybe in order to avoid a repeat, we should trust no one! This of course is one […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 30 May 2018

by Simon Chen

Sharing the burdens (and joys) of new life. Having children is a great responsibility. There is no doubt that the arrival of a baby can be a life changing event. Many new parents will speak of losing a former way of life. There are many memes (and jokes) about new parents and how leaving the […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 23 May 2018

by Simon Chen

Love, God & a few other things. All the best to Harry & Meghan! Marriage is great, but it also is a lot of hard work and we are sure that everyone who watched the wedding hopes they will indeed have a long and happy life together, they will fulfil each other, complete each other, […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 16 May 2018

by Simon Chen

Others before self. The news cycle spins so fast these days. What are the first things that spring to mind as you think about the big news events of this week? Eurovision? Yay Jessica! Too bad about the placing though. The terrible murders in Western Australia? An academic flying to another country so he can […]

Midweek Spiritual Snack 10 May 2018

by Simon Chen

The importance of Getting Real. “Fair dinkum” is a phrase unique to Australia. Consequently, it is frequently either not understood or misunderstood. There is a story for example of an Australian passenger who once got off a flight overseas, only to be greeted by the police. The passenger was accused of swearing to a flight […]