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2008 Pew Reflections – First Quarter (Jan – March)

Kenyan women.Welcome to the ABM Weekly Bulletin Reflections for 2008.

As I write this we are still in the period of Advent – so it seems quite a strange thing to be speaking of 2008 before we have quite made Christmas! None-the-less we hope your celebrations are joyful and full of peace and happiness and that 2008 brings you many great moments.

The Reflections for this first quarter have been written by the Reverend Shane Hübner.

Shane, who is married to Janet, trained for the Priesthood at St Francis’ College Brisbane in the early 90s. After serving a curacy in Bundaberg, and positions as chaplain to St Mark’s university college and Adelaide University, followed by chaplain to the Primate, he became rector of St Hilda’s Anglican Church, North Perth in 2004. His passions include the future of the institutional church; playing pool and Manchester United.

Shane of course has had the task of tying together our journey through Epiphany, into Lent and onward to Easter. Shane challenges us to consider what our faith means to us and how we intend to live out that faith as we become not just witnesses, but receivers of God’s love – a love which is borne out through the gift of God’s Son. As Shane comments in the reflection for Epiphany: “The whole idea of God incarnate, unique to the Christian faith, challenges us to be Christ-bearers for the world.” The challenge I believe for us in 2008 is to discover how will we be Christ Bearers in the world today?

As always I hope you find these Reflections to be thought provoking and challenging. Thank you – especially to those who minister within parish/group and school settings, for making them widely available to an ever growing audience.

Yours in God’s Mission

Debra Saffrey-Collins
Communications Program Co-ordinator

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