🌐 World Service #6, 2021. Facing Our Dragons

In this episode: Film Chat with Steve Parker – ‘Rosa’s Wedding’ Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, ‘Dragons’ – Late Show Stephen Colbert #PLAYATHOME How To Build UNSTOPPABLE CONFIDENCE & Start Fixing Your LIFE – Jordan Peterson ‘Seeds of Freedom’, Manu Chao, Playing for Change’ In Australia, COVID is striking back again. We are facing invisible …

What exactly is Oasis?

I have been trying to work out why I can not find a direct answer to the question, ‘What does a chaplain do?’ or ‘What exactly is Oasis?’ I am in complete sympathy with the questioner, genuinely wanting or needing to know. I should have an answer. But I can’t seem to nail it. I …

Ladies and Gentlemen – an announcement!

From 2013, Oasis, is being hosted by the University – funding a Coordinating Chaplain, an Administrative Assistant and Oasis initiatives. What is Oasis, I hear you say? In 2012, the chaplains described Oasis in these terms: Vision As a unique interfaith collaborative, Oasis promotes peace and understanding among the people of diverse cultures, faiths and …

Lenten Meditation 1

About 500 people seated at tables of eight gathered for a special breakfast at the Adelaide Convention Centre to acknowledge the Fifth Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. Kevin Rudd, the then Prime Minister who made the Apology, spoke about that day, five years ago. As I have reflected on his telling …

The One Who Notices

On the occasion of the induction of Rev. Leanne Jenski as Coordinating Chaplain, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Medical Centre Chapel, 2.00pm, October 5, 2012 Reading Mark 12: 37b -44. Warning Against the Teachers of the Law   38 As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and …

The 9/11 Story You Never Heard About – written by Sandy Boyce

This weekend, we visited St Paul’s chapel, adjacent to the 9/11 memorial site. Even though it was so close to the World Trade Centre, right across the road, it was miraculously left undamaged without so much as a broken window when the towers fell. For a grueling 8 months, 24/7, relief and rescue ministry was …

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Here are the top five regrets of the dying, as witnessed by palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware: 1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. “This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over …