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A Mary heart in a Martha world

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IT’S glamorous to have no time. As semester one kicks into gear and the to-do list lengthens by the day, I find myself back in a wrestling match with the ghost of hyper-productive 16-year-old Kate. That Kate, heading into a chaotically busy final year of high school, was posed a question by a wise redhead: “What is the most important ... Read More »

Lord’s Prayer in parliament a good reminder of work beyond politics

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PRAYING the Lord’s Prayer in Queensland Parliament would remind politicians of a higher calling beyond politics, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Responding to a report in The Courier-Mail on mixed reaction from Labor ministers about the Lord’s Prayer during parliament, the Archbishop said the Lord’s Prayer was an “effective way” of setting parliament “in a larger context”. “At a time ... Read More »

Finding silence in the secular setting

Silence in the secular

SATURDAY-morning breakfast writing club was the closest encounter I have had to a “religious experience” at university.  What made this so special was not what people said, rather, what they did not say – four hours spent with people respecting each others’ silence.  The purpose of the silence was for each individual to contribute, albeit in a small, possibly miniscule ... Read More »

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