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News from Long Gully

April 2023

Manna Matters April 2023

We are just back from a wet two weeks of camping and hiking in Tassie. The summer harvest for this year was a mixed bag. The wet and later start to the season meant yields were down, but we have had less fruit fly too, for some reason. We are anticipating a dryer year in 2023 and starting to pre-prepare for what might be a volatile fire season.



The big news for me is that I have finally submitted my Ph.D thesis. The full title is ‘Christian Witness in the Midst of Capitalism: An Australian Conversation with R.H. Tawney, John Howard Yoder and Oliver O’Donovan’.  In the coming months I will do a webinar on it. If anyone wants to read my thesis I am very happy to share it – I didn’t do all that work for only examiners to read it!



After a long hiatus, we are planning on running our A Different Way Week intensive again this year. Likely dates will be 27 Nov – 1 Dec: please stay tuned for updates.

We have recorded two podcasts in the last couple of months: one on Christian Socialism, and the other interviewing Jane Kelly from Common Grace and Jessica Morthorpe from the Five Leaf Eco-Awards on the response of churches to climate change. The podcasts are proving an effective way of reaching a different audience. If you have any feedback for us, we would love to hear it!

Please note the new Q&A column too. A big thanks to Tom M. for supplying the first questions. Please send us an email if you have a question you would like tackled.

Jonathan Cornford