binacrombi

Sufficient unto the day

A Hi Fighter, As ever, I start this newsletter from my cabin in the wilderness. Binacrombi is about as far from human civilization as is imaginable in my context, yet nowadays it feels like an oasis of humanity in a country that feels less and less like home. Binacrombi helps me live in the present. …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Rebuilding Community

. Hi Fighter, As the choking grip of government restrictions slowly loosens its stranglehold and we emerge from our bunkers, we look at the devastated scene around us and wonder whether things will ever be as they once were. The dead and injured lie strewn all around us like corpses on a battlefield. Those bodies …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Ready for an Easter Miracle?

. Hi Fighter, It’s Easter week, but it hardly feels like a time to celebrate. Yes, the great feast day of the Christian year is almost upon us – the day of new life and triumph and chocolate eggs – but there will be no dancing in the streets this year and no Easter-egg hunts …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Time to retreat!

Hi Fighter, It’s Father Dave, writing to you from the middle of the Australian bush! No, I’m not retreating from the Good Fight but I am retreating from the Big Smoke for a while. I am on long-service leave, and will be spending most of my weekends up to the end of May at Binacrombi …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Christmas is almost upon us!

Hi Fighter, Father Dave here, and I’m starting this missive from sunny Binacrombi Bush Camp where we are about to ‘re-ignite’ things. No, we’re not about to start a bush fire but we have been closed for the last few weeks while we’ve been upgrading the water system and the power system, repairing the tracks …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Weekly Missive – July 2nd, 2013

G’day Fighter, Father Dave back with you – a little weary but strong in spirit.  I seem to have been spending all my time travelling and speaking since last we spoke. I spoke to a Lions Club gathering, hoping to raise more funds for our youth work. I spoke to at a gathing of the …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Weekly Missive – June 21st, 2013

Hi Fighter, I’m beginning this missive from a small room in a monastery on the outskirts of Canberra. Yes, I’m in the nation’s capital today and tomorrow, accompanying Mother Agnes as she appeals to Australian political leaders not to fuel the fire in Syria. I don’t know how closely you’ve been following developments in Syria …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Monday Missive – March11th, 2013

Hi Fighter, It’s Father Dave back with you again, and I must confess that I’m feeling a little tired and overwhelmed this week. I’m anxious about the Boot Camp. As you’ll remember, our Boot Camp is scheduled for two weekends’ time – March 22 to 24.  We are pouring a great deal of time and …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four

Monday Missive – November 12th, 2012

Hi Fighter! You’ll have to forgive me if it’s a rather bare-knuckle missive this week – no pics, no videos, nothing fancy. I’m afraid it’s been that sort of week for me – a bare-knuckle bash!. There hasn’t been any literal violence. It’s been more of a spiritual stoush. Mind you, I did fear that …

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About Father Dave Smith

Preacher, Pugilist, Activist, Father of four