Anglican Diocese of Armidale

The Anglican Diocese of Armidale exists to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus and helping them home to heaven.

 

In Focus

Faith in times of drought

I pray for rain regularly as does the church Sunday after Sunday. I’ll stop and say hi to the long yarders and let them know that we care and offer some encouragement not to give up. I want what they want and that’s survival and for them to succeed. However, I do wonder sometimes if drought is a helpful reminder of our ultimate lack of control and issues of mortality. I often wonder if God has written into his creation a capacity for it to force us to consider ultimate realities that have no answers but the answers God offers. Read More »

The gift suitable for the whole world

If you were to give a gift that would be suitable for the whole world, what would it be? Books? But some people are illiterate. Food perhaps? Internationally diet is so very diverse. What about clothing? Climates will create some dilemmas here. Read More »

Eat by faith

I am not the best cook but I am happily married to one who is. So it was a little surprising to find myself volunteered to be the cook at a women’s conference. Read More »

Lean on me

It really is odd that we spend most of our lives living independently of others, making our mark, doing the Frank Sinatra “My Way” lifestyle. I say it’s odd because life began being with us being carried, we grew by being nurtured and it usually ends in the care of others and sometimes in the care of one you hardly even know. Read More »

Vision and mission statements

There is a lot of good that come from a clear vision and an articulated mission statement. So why don’t we write a vision and mission statement for our lives? I think it is worth a try. Read More »

Religious Literacy

Lord Alton of Liverpool, member of the House of Lord’s wrote, “Religious illiteracy leaves us badly prepared for a world in which billions believe in and ‘do’ God - and where religion can be used as a powerful force for good or ill.” Read More »

Discipline

I know a six year old who is the most motivated golfer I have met. However it’s not Isaac’s motivation that makes him such a good little golfer, it’s something else and it is crucial to his success. Read More »