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Theological reflection through the Pastoral Spiral

“Theological reflection, or TR, is an ancient idea. There are many ways to do it, but one of the simplest is the method known as the Pastoral Cycle or Spiral. Developed back in the 1980s and influenced by Ignatian spirituality, the Pastoral Spiral can be used by individuals in their daily life,” says Jonathan Sargeant from St Francis College

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Respect

“As a star, Aretha was a mostly private person, so the unexpected disclosures hit hard. That the film builds to the most emotional climax in its last few moments makes you forgive some arguably choppy pacing and disappearing characters,” says anglican focus film reviewer, Jonathan Sargeant

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Bunyan’s progress: a dissenter in our midst

“Confession time: when I was asked to write this anglican focus feature about John Bunyan, I had never read The Pilgrim’s Progress. This has, therefore, been an opportunity to treasure, as Bunyan captures his characters so well that we can easily think of people like them in our own lives and sometimes we see them in the mirror,” says The Rev’d Peter Judge-Mears from the Parish of Wishart, as John Bunyan is commemorated in our Lectionary on 31 August

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“I first heard about Jesus when someone on the street gave me a Bible”

“When we become aware that God is calling us to ordained ministry, it may at first come as a bit of a surprise; a realisation deep within that feels both right, yet strangely uncomfortable,” says The Rev’d Fang Ling Quested, as she shares her story of faith that brought her from the Buddhist temples of Taiwan to ordination in Brisbane, as Vocations Month continues