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Resources & Research Wadzanai Case with her artwork Resources & Research

St Bart’s, Toowoomba art exhibition

“St Bart’s, Toowoomba piloted a new initiative this year to help our community celebrate Easter. We launched our first art exhibition with over 80 artworks created by our congregation members. People from all three Sunday services participated, including the children. The theme for the artworks was ‘resurrection’,” says Diana Wong from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba

Reflections Irish poet, theologian and podcaster Pádraig Ó Tuama Reflections

Pádraig Ó Tuama: narrative theology

“Narrative theology is my favourite branch of the theological tree. In part this is because I am convinced that narratives are the best tool we have for capturing meaning, describing purpose and expressing identity. I support the view of American scholar Jack Niles who writes that we should have been called Homo narrans, the ‘story-telling primate’,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt

"What we can be sure of is that Jesus was under the power of death until the third day" (The Rev'd Charlie Lacey, 2023)
Dates & Seasons

Tough Questions: Where did Jesus go when he died?

“But what actually happened to Jesus between Good Friday and Easter Sunday? The fact that Jesus’ body was in the tomb is undisputed, but there are various conjectures about what happened to Jesus’ spirit, or soul,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield


Bishop Jeremy Greaves' Holy Saturday 2023 message

“In the great liturgy of the Triduum, Holy Saturday comes as an awkward silence between the cross and the resurrection and the temptation is to fill it with noise and busyness. Many parishes will hold working bees or clean-up days on Holy Saturday in readiness for Easter Day…but if as Claude Debussy says, ‘Music is the silence between the notes’, we should respond to the invitation of Holy Saturday and stop, in silence and listen,” says Bishop Jeremy Greaves