Roundup: Boring sermons, Fiji, the Blake Prize, a good father
Government interference in church affairs in the Pacific nation of Fiji has been identified as a matter of profound concern by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches.
The Fiji interim government has banned the country’s Methodist Church from running any internal meetings, and stopped its leaders travelling overseas. The Uniting Church in Australia’s international section, Uniting World, says it may have to re-think its attitude towards events in Fiji as a result of what’s happened.
Today, with its free-floating approach over what constitutes religious art, the Blake Prize is on a trajectory light years away from the narrow course envisaged by its founders.
The Penrith Press Community Father of the Year finalist Brett Phelan is a relatively new Springwood resident but he has been quick to make an impact on the local community.
We are waiting for preachers who feel the strong wind, who sense the heights above them and the abyss below and take a deep breath and preach a life-changing gospel.