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Make Love, Not War

Posted: February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 19 February 2017 I was arrested at an anti-Vietnam demonstration in London. Was this because I was storming the barricades and standing up for peace and justice? Was I laying my body on the line against the tyrants of fascism? Was I challenging the authority of…

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One = Alone, Two = Team

Posted: February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 12 February 2017. Consider the Eleanor Rigby people; all the lonely people, where do they all come from? I was standing in Stanley Street, Liverpool, England, looking at a wonderful statue of Eleanor Rigby, underneath are the words “Dedicated to all the lonely people”. Then a…

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Then, Now, and If…

Posted: February 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Rev Ric Holland, 5 February 2017. The Church has often had a higgledy-piggledy journey as it has travelled down the train line of history. It has not always been harmonious, nor has it been at one with itself or its own teachings. Let’s just remind ourselves of some of…

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How Spiritual Awareness Helps – A little spirit wisdom can make a huge difference

Posted: November 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 9 October 2016. By John Abbate. As Dr Macnab says, spiritual awareness is not something “high on the list of desired qualities” in our society, not something one places on a CV when applying for a job. What is spiritual awareness? Can we be in touch…

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If You Want To See Compassion, Study The Human Face

Posted: October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the St Michael’s Day address by Dr Francis Macnab, 25 September 2016. By John Abbate. Each year on St Michael’s Day, the church honours compassionate individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the community. The theme of this year’s celebrations was “compassion”, and Dr Macnab used his address to shed some light on that…

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There Are Ways To Heal The Mind. Can We Also Heal The Heart?

Posted: September 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 18 September, 2016. By John Abbate. Our heart carries this load of discontent, and the mind conceals the extent of our emotional pain. –Dr Francis Macnab Cardiologists, surgeons and physicians tell us that some hearts can recover from disease and damage. “Good news,” says Dr Macnab,…

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Healing The Mind: Part Two

Posted: September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 11 September 2016. By John Abbate. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. —Romans 12:2 (ESV) The mind is the source of our thinking, and of all the ideas and emotions, the “bits and pieces”, that confuse…

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How We Heal The Mind: Part One

Posted: September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 4 September 2016. By John Abbate. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. —Ernest Hemingway The human mind is responsible for the wonders of consciousness, meaning, thought and creation. Yet the mind is unparalleled in its complexity; even as it…

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Adapting. Reshaping. Discovering Who We Are.

Posted: August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Notes on the Sunday address by Dr Francis Macnab, 14 August 2016. By John Abbate. The task of adapting to the realities of life can produce great anxiety, great resentment. “What have I done to deserve this?” Dr Machab: “Life does not come with a guarantee that it will makes sense. Meaning is not built…

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