Monthly Archives: October 2014

5630413773_4d3b43abd6_z

We were hacked – Please help us stay in touch!

By | Blog | No Comments

Hi Postcard Radio (PCR) supporter,

This is just a quick note to ask for your help.

For those who’ve been here recently, you will have noticed that it’s changed a bit. This was somewhat forced on us after the site was hacked and corrupted by a very apologetic person who was trying to prove that they could destroy someone’s website. In the process of this “creative endeavour”, we lost all of the email addresses of those who supported us, wanted to stay updated on happenings and events, or generally liked following PCR’s story. Read More

6279129844_41abd73421_z

Time to go to school…

By | Blog | No Comments

On Friday I visited the open day of Holland Park Mosque as part of a big year challenge.  It was quite interesting and the people there were friendly, accommodating and articulate. In fact the leader of the Mosque (not the Imam) would have communicated as well as Michael Frost and was very passionate in his main message which was,  ‘we are completely love, peace and security. The rest of it is all geopolitical tensions’.

I would like to ask you all a quick question.

If I asked you right now to spend 3mins telling me what you know about what Muslims believe, practice and what motivates them, what would you say? Read More

Dave and Nora

Opening our hearts & minds to loving our Muslim neighbours

By | Blog | No Comments

In light of the struggle and tension that is surrounding us at the moment with regard to asylum seekers, war in the Middle East and the place of Islam in our community, we have compiled some resources to help those who are interested gain a broader insight into Islam, our shared beliefs and ways forward to a better future together.

On being: Vali Nasr — The Sunni-Shia Divide and the Future of Islam

Mosaic Podcast: The Truth Between Us – Islam

Dave Andrews: Here I stand, 10 steps to nurturing change

John Dickson: A letter to my church

Relevant Magazine: Why you need more Muslim friends

rose

Don’t End Up Having Just Visited the World

By | Blog | No Comments

I had an interesting day yesterday, finding myself involved with two separate incidents, the death of a baby and a young adult.

In these moments I’m reminded of the fragility of life and the inevitability of death for all of us.

I’ve also been thinking a lot about the importance of confronting death as I’ve been reading M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Travelled and Beyond.

Quoting Senneca, Peck highlights that “Throughout the whole of life one must continue to learn to live, and what will amaze you even more, throughout life one must learn to die.” Peck suggests that this idea is about a “fearsome learning of how to consciously give up control of our lives when it’s approprariate to do so – and ultimately hand ourselves over to God.” This is the purpose of our life, championed by the inevitability of our death.

Yet our natural and ever increasing tendency as both individuals and a society, is to do everything to maintain and cling to control of our lives, resisting the opportunity to fully embrace life by denying and avoiding death.

Read More

pain

Wrestling With Pain

By | Blog, The Well | No Comments

I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a back injury but last night as I went to pick my very recently used footy clothes off the floor to deal with them appropriately, my back went.

It’s happened once before, about 2 years ago and as I felt the pain shoot through my back, the memories came flooding back of the slow, and literally painful recovery.

As my wife helped me find some drugs, heatpack and liquid medication, I just couldn’t believe that this had happened again. With a baby due in 6 weeks time and juggling work and school holidays this week, this was not part of the plan. Read More