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Jack T. Chick and The Witches of Nar Nar Goon

The sociological phenomenon known as the ‘satanic panic’ hit the country town of Warragul in the early 1990’s, where for a brief time the locals had become alarmed at the rise in satanic ritual activity amongst the towns youth. Rumours … Continue reading

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Dad’s Forgiveness: A Story of Redemption

I. I discovered early on in life that my father hated being called ‘Dave.’ As a proud David, my Dad has always felt that the somewhat more informal ‘Dave’ is an assault on his dignity. Unfortunately for him, there was … Continue reading

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And the Sax Played On… (Or, why it’s not always a good idea to invite friends to Church)

The pressure to invite my high school friends to Church events wasn’t oppressive, but it was subtly consistent. This pressure- perhaps expectation is a better word- manifested itself through casual remarks made by my Parents or youth leaders, to the … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Boy

Surrounded by the stunning Gippsland lakes, Camp Coolamatong was a mesmerizing place for an 11 year old boy to spend a weekend. In the middle of a cold winter in 1992, my Church mates and I spent three days fishing, … Continue reading

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Mr M- The Bass Playing I.T Teacher from the North

It was nearing the end of a Monday lunchtime at my high school when I spotted my IT teacher frantically running down the hallway, breathless and with glistening streams of sweat dripping down his red face. As soon as he … Continue reading

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Visiting my Primary School, 21 years on.

Several months ago I had the wonderful opportunity to take a drive with my Brother to the town in which I grew up.  It ended up being one of those beautiful days you spend with someone that you love in … Continue reading

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