Balwyn Anglican

Prevailing Reality

Balwyn AnglicanComment


A culture of fear seems to be beginning to permeate our media and political discourse. Threats, real and imagined, seem to lurk around every corner. How are we as Christians to respond? Do we simply accept the prevailing ‘wisdom’. Or have we something distinctive to offer to the public debate? And if so, what?

These are not easy questions. Yet our response as Christians surely needs to be framed against realities we hold to be true, even in the face of so much that appears to the contrary.

A reality that acknowledges God as Sovereign in His world and who will ultimately bring justice and peace and reconciliation. The reality that love will ultimately triumph over hatred and violence and discord. The reality that His people are to be agents of His reconciliation through living self-giving and sacrificial lives for the sake of others. The reality that hearts and minds can and are being transformed by an encounter with the risen Lord Jesus.

As we hold on to these and other truths of our faith we may sometimes fly in the face of the prevailing ‘wisdom’ and rhetoric of our day. Yet we too might hold the keys of hope and peace and joy for this fractured and divided world – to His honour and glory.



Parish Annual General Meeting 2014 | Sunday 30th November @ 11.15am

The Parish AGM will be held Sunday 30th November commencing at 11.15am.

There will be one service only that day, with 9am and 10.30am congregations joining together for a 9.30am service.

Please put this date in your diary and ensure you come along to hear a report on activities of the past year and of plans for the ensuing 12 months.

AGM Reports:

Please have your reports to Karina in the office by Sunday 26th October.