Mar 31, 2018

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Quinoa and kale, açai powder and green tea, a FitBit and a personal trainer – these are our culture’s secrets to living forever or till it feels like forever. There are even more ‘out there’ strategies: cosmetic, genetic or cybernetic treatments; getting yourself cloned or frozen till they have a cure; mind-to-computer uploading; and reincarnation into a younger body.

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Mar 25, 2018

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark is a powerful, no-nonsense telling of the story of Jesus’ last day (Mk chs 14 & 15). Though it might have just seemed long to you, it’s actually the shortest of the four versions and it has some unique features. One is its stark realism. Mark tells it like it is. His Jesus is no demigod, no superhero.

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