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The Reverend Greg Webster

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The amazing reality of Christmas

Posted by The Reverend Greg Webster on Dec 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Greg Webster, Trinity Grammar School Chaplain

It's 1:30pm Wednesday – any Wednesday. It’s lunchtime and you're standing in the line at the cafeteria. It's a time for quiet reflection. None of your friends are around so there is no one to talk to. As you quietly contemplate the deep philosophical matters of your last English class, you notice the student in front of you in the line.

He's been running around on number two oval. The sweat is dripping off him, his shirt is wet and stuck to his back. You think quietly to yourself that this is not the greatest human specimen you've ever seen.

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Topics: Raising boys, Pastoral care, Christianity, Religious education

Why Christianity has a place in education

Posted by The Reverend Greg Webster on Nov 11, 2015 6:00:00 AM

It’s getting a little old now but has there ever been a better film on education than Dead Poets’ Society. Who could forget that memorable scene where Mr Keating, played by Robyn Williams, says to his poetry class “I want you to rip out that page.” The offending piece is a dry, technical introduction to understanding poetry. Central to the film is the conflict between the educational perspectives of Keating and the prevailing establishment. Apart from being a great film this highlights the importance of establishing a world-view in determining the pattern of education.

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Topics: Religious education