There was a story in the media today (17th December 2018) of a Catholic Priest in Detroit upsetting the relatives of a teen boy at his funeral, when, during the funeral sermon, the Priest said that he didn’t think the… Read More ›
Suicide–I think We Should Be Talking About It Not Cloaking It In Secrecy.
A friend of mine’s uncle committed suicide a month ago but has only just been found. In the media report no mention is made of suicide. In fact, the media have this weird social convention of never mentioning suicide. They… Read More ›
Guest Blogger–Kirby Stokes: Writing on a Young Daughter’s Perspective After Being Left Fatherless by Suicide.
I have known Kirby for nearly 15 years….Gym Instructor, Neighbour, Friend. Today, 19th August 2016, it is her father’s birthday and so she posted on Social Media a comment about suicide. I thought it was worth sharing wider than just… Read More ›
Statistics and Information on Suicide for World Suicide Prevention Day
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Annually around the world, one million people take their own lives each year. Approximately 2000 Australians die from suicide every year. Men are 4 times more likely to die by suicide than women and… Read More ›
My thoughts about death from conducting over 100 funerals.
These are my sermon notes from a sermon I preached on the 18th March 2012 at Nowra City Church titled:- Let’s Talk about Death During the course of the last 12 years of being Senior Pastor of Nowra City Church,… Read More ›