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Not for Me

This is the first song I ever recorded – shaky voice, steady resolve. ‘Not For Me’ articulates where I stand over against the narcissist, capitalist, materialist status quo. I am determined that as long as I live: ‘I won’t raise my hat to status. I won’t bow my knee to wealth, But I’ll sing and […]

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Sorry

This is an early recording I decided to release on YouTube for this NAIDOC week (organised by the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee). ‘Sorry’ is my protest song that has been sung at demonstrations to lament the contradictions between the mythology of Australia being a country committed to a ‘fair go’ society and […]

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When Will We Ever Learn To Care?

This is another early recording of one of my songs that I decided to release on YouTube. ‘When Will We Ever Learn To Care?’ takes its shape in the form of a question that is quietly crying out for an answer from anyone who will hear it as it echoes in their own heart. It […]

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Kindness Is My Religion

I have decided to release some of the early recordings of my songs on YouTube. ‘Kindness Is My Religion’ is typical of my spiritual community singalong folk-pop songs. It was a recorded as a rough cut in a single take in the basement under St Andrews, Vulture Street, South Brisbane. I was on vocals with […]

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Undivided

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The Possibility Of Radical Renewal

Here we share a six minute slideshow prepared by Together for the Common Good for Churches Together England’s conference on missionary discipleship held in November 2020. It features Jenny Sinclair, founder director of T4CG. CTE is the national umbrella body for more than fifty different Christian denominations. To watch the video click here or scroll down to the […]

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The Paradoxes Of Forgiveness

Two paradoxes of forgiveness From Robert Enright Robert Enright, Ph.D., is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a licensed psychologist, he pioneered the social scientific study of forgiveness. He is the author of over 120 publications. His colleagues and he have developed and tested a pathway to forgiveness, called Forgiveness Therapy, that […]

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On Spirituality And Religion

This is my take on spirituality and religion that I shared with Philippe Kienerin an interview in Switzerland for Innerchange. I’d be interested in other people’s take on the subject. Dave Andrews INNERCHANGE.LIFE https://innerchange.life/peace-media-library/dave-andrews-spirituality-as-experience-of-compassion-for-the-other/?fbclid=IwAR3OWchH-DJe8wpyiW_jY_I-nydLduvlnYaTC8TKs0idgir7zbsDsjAHpPw

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Begins with exclusion, ends with inclusion

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Peace Be With You — Even In Lockdown

For some of us, fear is a prevalent emotion: We are fearful of how this coronavirus will affect our loved ones and ourselves; we are fearful of what this “lockdown” will do to our economy, our businesses, our churches; we are fearful this will never end… Into our fear and exhaustion and impatience, steps Jesus, […]

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Early Christians On Not Killing.

Ever wonder what the early church taught on violence, war and treatment of enemies? Find out in this concise ebook! https://bit.ly/2XbKdDn This book is a collection of quotes from early Christian leaders curated by my friend Jason G Porterfield that remind us how implacably opposed to imperial religion founded on violence the early followers of Jesus were. Dave Andrews

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The Beatitudes

Every year, millions of Christians around the world prepare themselves for Easter by recognising the season of Lent, a time to walk with God in anticipation, reflection and humility. This Lent, Common Grace and The Bible Society invite us to create space in our busy lives, as we journey together through a central part of Jesus’ […]

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