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The ‘Radical Bible’ Series

Video Series: Radical Bible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymnCvvwu3wY This letter below is from my friend Wes Howard-Brook introducing his “Radical Bible” series. Wes Howard-Brook has been teaching at Seattle University, researching and writing at the intersection of church, society and academy.’ His classic biblical text “Come Out, My People!” God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond is […]

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Times Like These

A song for “Times Like These” with Goanna’s Shane Howard and Redgum’s John Schumann I never thought we’d be right back here Living in the darkness, living with the fear Forgotten where we came from, driftin’ in the mist With the mainmast broken and the headsail ripped They run with hares, they hunt with the […]

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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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