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Partners in the Good Fight
Father Dave's Partner's Ezine
in the Good Fight
one man dreams, it is just a dream, but when we all dream together, it
is the beginning of a new reality.
Dom Helder Camara
hope you are in good health and spirits. I must confess that
it's been quite a wonderful week for me:
teleconference with Brother Andy last Sunday was truly
On Monday I
had lunch with Brother Peter Bray - vice-chancellor of
Bethlehem University and a fascinating man.
followed that by taking the kids to Luna Park (which, for those who
don't know it, is Sydney's a very, very, very small version of
finished the week with a trip to Brisbane to support Holy Trinity's own
- Solomon Egberime - as he won the vacant Australian Light Welterweight
... now I'm stuck in front of the heater with a bad head cold, paying
the price for living the high life, but it was well worth it!
I'm hoping to share all of these wonderful moments with you today
(except the Luna Park trip). We've got a streaming audio version of
the teleconference, a video interview with brother Peter Bray, and an
album full of photos from the fight. Some of
those pics are thumbailed below. Click for full-size.
any of the thumbnails to
see these pics full-size
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an amazing month of historic speeches around our world, and we should
let them pass by without taking careful note of where they are taking
Barack Obama's Cairo speech is
surely the most significant of the bunch, and quite possibly the most
significant speech from an American President since World War II.
peace activist, Uri Avnery, hails Obama's speech as "The masterpiece of a man
bringing a new message to the world." Read the full text
of Avnery's response here.
encouraging are the responses seen in this
video (which has been flagged by YouTube
and banned from a number of sites already). Certainly it
contains stupid statements from drunk people, but the sentiments are
still indicative of much anti-Obama feeling.
President, Jimmy Carter, follows up Obama's lead, addressing the people
of Gaza with a message of hope. Read the full text here.
inspirational (for me) is an interview from our sister in the Order, Eileen Flemming, with my dear
friend, nuclear whistle-blower, Morde Vanunu. Read that interview here.
on our member site (thanks to
the ever-helpful Ranjitha) we've had
an enormous stash of new sermons uploaded to
the audio library. There are now 39 audio sermons available to be
listened to at your pleasure.
exciting of all, I've finally completed the editing of our
teleconference with Brother Andrew Blair - our brother who was born
female but 'crossed the
as an adult. You can hear it now by pressing the 'play' button below.
The teleconference lasts for the best part of an hour, more than half
of which is taken up with questions and responses between Andy and the
other members on the call. If you're a Fighting-Fathers.com
VIP member and would prefer to download the MP3 version, to listen to
it at your leisure, right-click here
and chose 'save target
(nb. you may need you username and VIP password to access this
Virtual Pulpit: Exploring the Mystery
the Father is God; the Son is God; the Holy Spirit is God: And yet
there are not three gods, but one God.
the Father is Lord; the Son is Lord; the Holy Spirit is Lord: And yet
there are not three lords, but one Lord.
Christian truth compels us to acknowledge each distinct person as God
and Lord, so catholic religion forbids us to say that there are three
gods or three lords."
you have above is a short excerpt from the 'Athanasian Creed'
- the longest and most complex of the church's three historic creeds
(the other two being 'The
Apostles' Creed' and 'The
All mainline churches (Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Pentecostal,
etc.) accept these three creeds, yet few church members have any
knowledge of them or understand the significance of the
doctrine of the Trinity that the above creed especially tries to spell
I'm not normally considered to be a preacher of doctrine and dogma, but
once each year, when Trinity
Sunday comes around, I find myself drawn back to these
creeds and feel compelled to preach on them!
If you're one who readily dismisses the significance of church dogma,
my hope is that this sermon might give you good cause to reconsider
your position. At the very least it may help you to see that
the church's composition of doctrine (such as the doctrine of the
Trinity) is not simply a pointless exercise in academic speculation,
but the result of the church's honest struggle to explore the mystery
prefer the written version of this sermon, you'll find an older written
Video of the Week: Dave Interviews Brother Peter
(Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University)
Bray is a Catholic Brother of the De
La SalleOrder, and
Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University, which is an
Christian University in the middle of Occupied Palestine!.
Peter speaks of the privilege and challenge of running an
institution in the middle of a war zone.
The students (both Christians and
Muslims) struggle each day through army checkpoints to get to class,
yet, against all odds, students continue to come and they continue to
achieve high academic standards.
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And before I let you go today, let me tell
you that there's at least one position
vacant here at Holy Trinity for a part-time Youth Worker.
Even though it's a part-time position, we can promise you the usual
package of high stress, long hours and low pay. If this sounds
attractive to you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(a blank email will do). This won't add you to any mailing list but it
will bounce back to you an email with more details about the job/s.
May the Lord bless and strengthen you for the work
to which you have been called.