The tower

The Tower

As work begins on renovating the tower at 163 Chapel St, and public safety fencing is erected, I’m very conscious of disruption. The space at the front of the church building will not be available for a few months. The bench will be temporarily inaccessible – where will people sit and watch the world go…

St Kilda Uniting Church Word of the Minister Digging

Digging

One of my favourite poets is the late Seamus Heaney, and one of my favourite poems is Digging. As poetry, it does many things: it brings to life a hint of nostalgia from childhood memories, it reminds me of the dogged graft of labourers from a previous generation, and then it reminds me to be…

Greta Thunberg. The power can be used or abused

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg So many options for this week’s article and it was a toss-up between Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN, Boris Johnson’s unlawful ‘cancelling’ of Parliament in the UK,  impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, or Scott Morrison’s absence from the UN climate summit. Then I realised that all 4 are all connected – especially…

St Kilda Uniting Church Doubt

Doubt

One of the big philosophical questions that physics threw up when I was about 14, is ‘what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object’? I remember the discussion, and we all concluded that perpetual stalemate was the answer. However, our rather whacky physics teacher demonstrated that this was a flawed paradox, because something…