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Moore College Golf Day #6

April 14, 2011

The MCGC returned to its home course for the latest installment of Moore Golf. The recently cored and sanded greens were made up for by the glorious day that greeted us. The crème de la crème of Moore golfers turned up to play, including the four previous champions. They didn’t disappoint, with half the field play to their handicap or better.

The singles competition was extremely close. Ben France took the early lead with 22 points (-4) on the front nine, two shots ahead of Anton Marquez. However, after France stumbled on the back nine the lead changed multiple times. After 14 holes only 2 shots separated the top 6 players. An Augusta-style finish was on the cards. Oram and McCorkindale both came home strong with 21 and 20 points respectively on the back nine. But it was Overhall and Pass that finished on top, both with 39 points (-3). Chris Overhall received the Scott/Day award for coming second on a countback despite a back nine of 22 points. But it was Bruce Pass who claimed his second Moore College Golf win with 23 points on the back nine – 14 on the last four holes! He was also the only person to shoot two birdies on greens that made holing putts difficult.

Here are the scores and some photos:



A letter to the government

November 1, 2010

Last week I wrote my first letter to an MP.

After discussing euthanasia in my Ethics class, me and many others at College decided to voice our opposition to the practice. This is particularly timely as a euthanasia bill, introduced by the Greens, is currently being debated in the Federal and State Upper Houses. The letter isn’t argued brilliantly, but it’s something. For more detailed information about euthanasia, head to the Social Issues Executive website.

Here’s what I wrote:

Dear the Honourable …,

I am writing to express my opposition to voluntary euthanasia and to urge you to oppose the voluntary euthanasia legislation soon to come before the Parliament.

My concern that is that this legislation will de-value human life and have a negative effect on society, particularly our view of the terminally ill. A person’s life remains inherently valuable during the course of a terminal illness. Therefore, life must remain protected at this time, even if someone, at some stage, desires to end it. We seek to protect the lives of the suicidal, even when they have an illness such as depression. Human life is to be always to be valued and protected over and above an individual’s wishes.

I am also concerned on the effect such legislation will have on society’s concern for and care of the elderly and terminally ill. If euthanasia is the path we take as society will increase our loathing of the sick and elderly, rather than our desire to care for them. These people will be seen pure as a burden to be removed rather than a person to be cared for. Those that wish not to receive a lethal injection feel that they are a drain on resources. Research and funding into palliative care, which is highly effective, will also be reduced. This legislation opens the way for euthanasia without consent, which has been the experience of countries such as the Netherlands.

I ask that you consider these arguments and oppose this legislation as it comes before the parliament.




Moore College Open Day – 25 September 2010

September 15, 2010

Saturday week will be filled with the Moore College Open Day.

If you’re interested in Full-Time, Part-Time or External Study to better equipped for ministry and mission come along to the 2010 Open Day & Spring Carnival – Sat 25 September. The day starts with morning tea at 10am and continues through to 2.30pm. BBQ lunch included. 1 King Street Newtown 2042.

Tash is particularly looking forward to the petting zoo!


Moore College Website

November 23, 2009

I’ve just had my first thorough look at the new website for Moore College. It’s a big step up from the old one and I found it easy to navigate. I was particularly impressed with the ‘location‘ section, but maybe that’s the Geography teacher in me coming out. Also, the faculty profiles are definitely worth a look. As Reuben pointed out, Robert Doyle’s is a standout – laugh out loud worthy! The website is another encouraging example of the College making changes to adapt to the next generation of gospel workers.


How much is a Bible worth?

October 13, 2009

Apparently, up to a 5 figure sum!

Today, we were shown in church history a selection of books from Moore College’s Rare Books Collection. One on display was a first edition Tyndale Bible from the 16th Century. Tyndale’s Bible was the first to be published in English. Although this particular Bible cost a lot of money to purchase, many lost their lives over it (particularly during the Catholic Queen Mary’s reign) as protestants sought to keep the word of God accessible. Thanks goes to God for enabling his word to be passed down so that we can know him through it.


Looking Forward to Friday Chapel

October 1, 2009

College chapel has been great so far this term. By God’s I’ve been challenged to trust God in the face of adversity (through Pommy Postgrad Ben); encouraged to find contentment in Christ, rather than contentment in material stuff or anything else (through Ed Loane); and reminded that there is no dignity in death and our only hope is in the resurrected Christ (through ArchBish Peter J). Let’s see what GNN has in store tomorrow.

With Ed’s talk, I always thought that contentment was a goal in itself. But we’re to find out contentment by remembering all that Christ has blessed us in rather than seeking to feel content with the amount of stuff we have or the situations we find ourselves in. This (and handing in my doctrine essay) has led to a good start to Term 4.


$500,000,000 bill

September 23, 2009

Whitney’s new single is ‘Million Dollar Bill‘ but today I held a 500 million dollar bill in my hand.

Dr Leonard Makoni, from Scripture Union in Zimbabwe came to visit our chaplaincy group at College today and happened to have a spare $550mil to give away.

Zimbabwe $500000000

On a more serious level, he shared of his work teaching the Bible in schools and trying to reach children who don’t go to school as well as educating about AIDS and helping street kids. We heard of how life keeps going in Zimbabwe despite the headlines. I learned that the issue isn’t necessarily race-related but people seeking power and property for their own gain. He asked us to pray for those in power to be thoroughly changed by God to honour him and not themselves. Why not do that now?


Two things from Dr Null

August 13, 2009

Today was the last the Annual Moore College Lectures for this year by Dr Ashley Null. They looked at the Anglican historical theology of repentance.

Two things got me thinking:

1. Clean up your act
When we fall into sin our temptation is to try to clean up our act and get back on the straight and narrow before we can return to relating to God.
What happens when we think we need to clean up our act before we turn to God? We enter into a downward spiral of failure and despair. If we fail to turn to God first, we lose God’s power to change us! Sooner or later we give up. When faced with our sin, let’s turn to God first and ask for forgiveness before we try to make ourselves feel worthy by trying to do good before we face up to God.

2. Who are you doing ministry for?
Dr Null challenged us to make decisions in ministry out of love for God and our congregation, and not for the benefit of our own reputation/empire.
When we make an unpopular ministry decision, if we are making it out of love for the congregation, they will give you much grace.
If we make the decision for our own view of ministry, then they will fight you.