I received an email from another pastor yesterday, saying she had resigned from her ministry role and taken a new role in Victoria. “Once you see the writing on the wall…” was her final comment.

The ‘writing’ she is referring to is the implementation of the February 2021 Special Assembly motions requiring all Baptist churches to affirm on a 5-yearly basis the basic doctrines, objects and core values of the Association, and all ministers to affirm these annually. These motions have caused considerable disquiet – Read more…

The story of Mary and Martha, our gospel reading from last Sunday, is a both frustrating and freeing. Why is Martha chastised? After all, someone needs to make the dinner! But how wonderful that Mary is affirmed and included among the disciples at Jesus’ feet!

I am very thankful for Steve’s refreshing presentation of the story with the emphasis on ‘there must be another way’ or ‘a better way for right now’. Since Sunday I’ve been thinking about the incredibly valuable contribution both the ‘Marys’ and the ‘Marthas’ bring to church life and relating this Read more…

A bit longer..

Well, it was a blow hearing lockdown had been extended for a further four weeks! However, it does feel like what needed to happen, considering the ongoing case numbers and our desire to protect our neighbours and friends in the Canberra community, particularly those not yet fully vaccinated or whose Read more…