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08/06/2015

Faith, focus and footy

It’s not every day that a Christian football player is encouraged in their convictions, especially if it means rubbing themselves out to play on Good Friday. But over at the AFL’s official site is a good story about a young man called Theo Thompson. See it here: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-06-05/faith-focus-and-footy-draft-prospect-theo-thompson-a-leading-contender

15/05/2015

Marriage: love and feelings…

Keith Condie has just written a very helpful piece on feelings, love and marriage. The last paragraph is really helpful as it shows that a firm foundation for marriage is promise–and out of promise flows love. This turns on its head the normal way we think of the foundation of marriage. ‘Love’ forms marriage right? […]

24/04/2015

ANZAC Day

Every ANZAC day some articles appear about the day from a Christian perspective. Here is an interesting one I found this year by Craig Broman at Adelaide’s City Bible Forum. Here is the link: http://citybibleforum.org/city/adelaide/blog/lest-we-forget-approaching-anzac-day-0

07/04/2015

Resurrection Sunday

Resurrection is amazing because it goes against our normal experience of the world: once dead there is not coming back. One of the things then that Easter Sunday shows is that there is a power in the world that can bring life out of death. That’s a power the Apostle Paul wanted to know in […]

09/02/2015

A response to Stephen Fry

After a break last week which was great for me and our family, Stephen Fry’s clear vision of the problems in the world jolted me away from the beautiful beach that we live near to the suffering in the world. Fry’s point is that suffering and brokenness in the world we experience so clearly, is […]

10/01/2015

Two videos from youtube

I just prepared a sermon on Psalm 13. Part of the question I looked at was how does the world deal with sadness? What is our consultation for the reality that our experience of life is at times terrible? Do we deal with sadness by saying “it’s just temporary” (like joy perhaps?); or by saying […]

08/10/2014

Christians and IS

John Dickson’s has again produced a warm piece which is honest about “IS” and proclaims Jesus as Lord–may Jesus’ peace be upon you! Click here to read it.

08/09/2014

Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model…

Well I’m not a model, but Cameron Russell is. As I’ve been thinking about preaching I read an article that made some comparisons between sermons and TED talks.  Not knowing what a TED’s talk was I looked into them.  Not only did I find some talks that communicate a message very clearly, I found some […]

28/07/2014

Listening to sermons

I just read an article on The Australian website which states “Researchers believe listening skills have since fallen amid more multitasking and interruptions.” (click here for the article) Not good news for the average preacher! But listening to sermons is actually hard. Why? Because listening to anything requires attention and so application and exertion is […]

14/07/2014

A life that is just to be cuddled and loved

Recently I watched this beautiful video about a short life over at the Centre for Public Christianity (click here). The way that Helen describes the life of her daughter, Zoe, is very poignant and soul searching for our culture which is so driven by performance, achievement and setting oneself up as a success. Helen describes […]

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