Food For Thought

Objective Faith and Subjective Faith

Posted Mon, 9 Mar 2020

Ex opere operato is a Latin phrase meaning “from the work performed”. In reference to the Sacraments, the Sacraments derive their efficacy from the sign, matter, form and minister, independently of the personal merits of the minister or the recipient…. Read more »

“A little while”

Posted Thu, 30 May 2019

‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me.’ Then some of his disciples said to one another, ‘What does he mean by saying to us, “A little while,… Read more »

Are we obligated to give 10% of our income to the Church?

Posted Tue, 7 Aug 2018

It is true that many of us do not give as generously to the Church and charities as we should. Tithing, a word meaning one-tenth, is a practice traced back to the Old Testament where the Israelites offer a portion… Read more »

Stephen Hawking and the Creation Story

Posted Sat, 5 May 2018

A few days ago, The Times in UK reported that Stephen Hawking, who does not believe in a Creator, changed his theory on the beginning of the Universe towards the end of his life: “At some point 13.8 billion years… Read more »

Tetelestai – A Good Friday Reflection

Posted Fri, 30 Mar 2018

“After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfil the scripture), ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on… Read more »

Lord, give me a sign!

Posted Fri, 13 Oct 2017

How often have we encountered this? An unbelieving friend challenges us, “If God give me a sign today, then I will believe he is real.” Such an instance may have us scouring through the history books, looking for miracles that… Read more »

Why the Wilderness?

Posted Thu, 27 Jul 2017

There are times in our lives when we enter the wilderness. What is the wilderness? The wilderness is the place where you feel alone and detached, away from the material world that matters so much to many of us. We… Read more »

True Leader Or Just A Coordinator?

Posted Thu, 29 Jun 2017

Today, the Church celebrates the lives St Peter and St Paul, the two great disciples of our Lord who laid the foundation of our Church. In the Scripture today, we read about the persecution of the early Christian leaders in the… Read more »

Tolerence & Acceptance Go Both Ways

Posted Sat, 27 May 2017

In March this year, the Bible Society produced a video featuring two Federal MPs, Andrew Hastie and openly gay Tim Wilson. The two politely presented opposing views on same sex marriage over a few bottles of Coopers Beer. At one… Read more »

On Euthanasia and Suffering

Posted Fri, 14 Oct 2016

The euthanasia law currently before the South Australian Parliament proposes that patients not suffering from terminal conditions can also be put to death. As reported by The Australian on 13 Oct 2016: “An architect of state legislation to introduce the… Read more »