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Death is just a twist away

September 14th, 2015

  I was reading a poem penned by Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918, Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford) which is well worth sharing. This, and my thoughts on what he has written, are likely to be suggestions for inclusions into any future funerary services I am called on to perform.   […]

On God

April 13th, 2014

by Rev. Peter Brabyn, Interfaith Church of Australia, ©2013 Regardless of the modern scripture you choose to read, the message about the identity of God is the same. God is unknowable, beyond our comprehension, at least in a complete sense. Though this is common amongst religions and quite a simple message, it’s one that doesn’t […]

Free Course Offerings

January 7th, 2014

Two new courses that may be of interest to those with a spiritual bent will begin in the next couple of weeks.   Soul Beliefs: Causes and Consequences is being offered by Rutgers University commences on Jan 20, 2014. This is an examination of our belief in the soul, why we believe this, and what […]

Tree Meditation

February 23rd, 2013

  *A note on timing. For ease of reading, a comma should be seen as a short pause (1-2 seconds), a semi-colon as a longer pause (2-4 seconds), a full stop as longer again (3-6 seconds). and line breaks should be time for some concentration or consideration (several seconds).   Tree Meditation   :Standing barefoot […]


August 16th, 2012

What follows below is a response I typed out to a group of international interfaith professionals. The original query to me asked how I would achieve salvation and how I hope to save others if I do not accept Christ as my saviour given our fall from grace. There was more about morals, ethics and […]

~ Tower of Babel circa 1370 ~ I am not a great believer in the teachings of the modern Church. I personally think a lot of the teachings of the Christ are misinterpreted through the words of the bible and the objects of the Church and this is something that often saddens me when someone […]

Allegory of the long spoons

April 27th, 2012

Rabbi Haim of Romshishok was an itinerant preacher. He traveled from town to town delivering religious sermons that stressed the importance of respect for one’s fellow man. He often began his talks with the following story:”I once ascended to the firmaments. I first went to see Hell and the sight was horrifying. Row after row […]

My ANZAC rememberance

April 25th, 2012

On this most special of Days I remember those who have passed over. I remember my family members, but most especially those who have passed that I served with and those that have helped forge our way of life. Saul Dost – My best mate for many years. We both served at sea on the […]

New banners

April 18th, 2012

As we will soon be conducting public events around Brisbane, I have ordered some banners to put up outside the locations we use. This one was ordered a while back and has arrived… I was so impressed with it, I have ordered another one which is slightly different… Please tell us what you think by […]

Omnipotence and apathy

April 14th, 2012

Even in antiquity, God was seen as fallible. If we are apathetic to, or fail to take action on our own situation God will not help us. We must shape our own destiny, for we are the greatest instruments of Gods work.

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