Posts by Richard Fay

Richard is the CEO of the Centre for Men, has a background as a pastor and spent many years in the corporate sector. He has a masters in counselling and a diploma in ministry, and has a heart to champion men, women, marriages and families. Richard is married to his wife Judy and has three sons.

It’s Friday, and then it’s Saturday. Forget about Sunday.

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There’s this famous sermon by African American preacher S.M. Lockridge that evangelical Christianity took and ran with a few decades ago: “It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming”. Yes, things are dark and bleak, but it’s going to change, this is not the permanent state of affairs.It is a stirring sermon and I want to say at the outset that…

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You are going to die…

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This blog was written by Martin, a member of a Centre for Men-supported group in Melbourne, Victoria. His own reflection on one of the five promises of male initiation creates healthy space for discussion.When the tenth doctor dies in the Doctor Who TV series, his final words were simply, “I don’t want to go.” It seems absurd mentioning Doctor…

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The Hero’s Journey

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Shakespeare’s words from Macbeth remind us of the journey towards futility that many men find themselves in mid-life:To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to dayTo the last syllable of recorded time,And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts…

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Travelling Light

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Martin Buber said that all living is meeting. There is an invisible space that holds all the energy between all things, that holds all things in relationship with one another, even within our own lives. Galaxies are in relationship with one another, as are subatomic particles. Nothing is independent, alone. To be a hermetically sealed singularity would be…

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