Oct 152017
 

Musings are whatever is on the mind of one of the staff team here at St Philips.  We write one every week. As I write this,  I am sitting outside in the sun in amongst the playgroup mums and kids. I am also thinking about all the visitors to our church today! I wonder how many of you have been to a church recently?  I wonder what you find yourself thinking as you come here this morning supporting Charlie, Venetia [continue reading…]

Oct 012017
 

What a week of wet and cold it has been.  One of the spinoffs of my not too distant surgery is that I feel cold a lot of the time. In fact, because I am a bit of a foolish man I have expected recovery from a double hip replacement to be a routine thing that I would get over fairly quickly. Ahhhhh! Foolish, foolish man.  I have been really struggling, physically and emotionally.  I have never felt this depleted [continue reading…]

Sep 242017
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170924-Malcolm-Potts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:15 — 7.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?Readings: Romans 8:1-30 Romans 8:31-39

Sep 172017
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170917-Malcolm-Potts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:41 — 10.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?1st Reading       1Corinthians (p.935) 2nd Reading     Luke 9:18-27 (p.842)  

Sep 102017
 

I often talk about ‘.people of peace’. People sometimes ask me “What do you mean by ‘people of peace’?” Let me tell you a story. I ride my bike with a group of guys and a few wonderful girls.  Now some of these guys are from church and they bring a wonderful generosity to our rides and chats over coffee afterwards.  But most of the guys represent the general population of working men in and around the western suburbs.  Most [continue reading…]

Sep 032017
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170903-Malcolm-Potts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:55 — 12.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?1st Reading: John 21: 1-14 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 

Aug 062017
 

Thank you for the feedback following the talk Cheryl and I gave in church last Sunday.  If you were not there and are interested, jump on St Philips Cottesloe website, press on the Podcast button and you can hear it. We addressed 1 Peter 3, where Peter says, “Wives submit to your husbands.”  Of course Peter said much more than that and that text of all texts deserves a context, both culturally and for its place within the letter as [continue reading…]

Jul 302017
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170730-Malcolm-Potts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:10 — 15.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?Readings: Ephesians 5:15-21 1 Peter 2:18 – 3:7

Jul 232017
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170723-Malcolm-Potts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:31 — 11.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?Readings: 1 Corinthians 10:23-33 1 Peter 2:11-18; 3:1, 7

Jul 162017
 

I woke up this morning absolutely exhausted after the sleep of a dead man.  Why was I feeling so tired? The day before I had taken a funeral.  One thing people do not realise when they watch the ‘pros’ do things like funerals is just how challenging we find them.  For me, it is not the grief necessarily, it is the difficult place I find myself in with nominal or secular families, longing that they might know the truth and [continue reading…]