Memory loss

Do you ever forget where you put your keys, phone or glasses? Have you ever gone into another room at home and wondered what you went in there for? We all forget some things and forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. We get memory lapses. Our brain doesn’t function as well as itContinue reading “Memory loss”

Remembering Jesus

At our family Christmas party, my Christmas present was a book titled, “Remembering Bob” (Pieters-Hawke, 2019). It’s a collection of stories and memories about Bob Hawke, who was the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) President in 1969-1980 and the Australian Prime Minister in 1883-1991. They say he was an outstanding leader and a greatContinue reading “Remembering Jesus”

Don’t let Christians put you off Jesus

Suppose there’s a man in an Australian country town with a history of shady business practices and fraudulent dealings. He also happens to be a regular church-goer. Many people where he lives know the man to be shonky and would say they’ve been ‘ripped off’ as would people in other parts of Australia. What’s terribleContinue reading “Don’t let Christians put you off Jesus”

Take a closer look at Easter

If we took a closer look at Easter, what would we find – a chocolate fantasy or important history? In the 8th Century, the English monk, Bede, spoke of how the name of the pagan goddess ‘Eostre’ was used for the ‘Easter month’. Bede’s words have long been seen as proof that Christians simply replacedContinue reading “Take a closer look at Easter”