Its 3p.m. on a Saturday afternoon and I’m on my personal jogging circuit within my suburb. I pass houses, gardens, trees, cars, bicycles and birds, and two small reserves (parks). In both of these I notice a dad, with his kids (toddler to middle-primary school age) and a football. I’m struck by the coincidence of the duplicate scenario in the two similar but separated spaces and it gets me thinking (a good idea when you’re 30 minutes into your run and need some distraction). Read More
Each year, Dr Phil Daughtry, the Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, writes a series of Lenten reflections which he shares with the staff of Tabor Adelaide. Phil has a PhD focussing on Karl Rahner and his spirituality of silence, and he has a particular research interest in youth spirituality. If you are interested in hearing some more of his reflections, let us know and we will post them on the blog.
Yesterday I had a conversation with a colleague about the invisible people. The context was a discussion about specialist youth programs in schools for students who are neither ‘gifted’ nor ‘challenged’, neither high-achieving nor disengaged. One of these young people, in year nine, had disclosed to my colleague a perception: ‘no-one notices when I’m not here’. Read More