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CHURCH: ME OR WE?

Weekly Ritual The last note of the final hymn reverberates throughout the building. Church is done for the week. I sit down, look at my friends and head to lunch content with the knowledge that I have gone to Church this week. I have done the bare minimum for my Christian journey, and I can excuse myself for just a while if I forget to … Continue reading CHURCH: ME OR WE?

JUSTICE AND MERCY: A LATE OPINION ON ISRAEL FOLAU

Before you click off this article after seeing yet another article on Israel Folau, let me assure you that this article is different. Trust me, I’m just as tired of these news stories clogging up my newsfeed as you are, and I’ve heard many an opinion on this issue from every perspective. The discussions surrounding free speech, persecution, and political and legal ramifications are all … Continue reading JUSTICE AND MERCY: A LATE OPINION ON ISRAEL FOLAU

FORGOTTEN FAITH

Jezebel, the Queen of Israel, had just issued a death threat against Elijah (1 Kings 19:2). This threat wasn’t to be taken lightly, as Jezebel was incredibly powerful and committed to succeeding. She had control over 850 assorted pagan priests – and she had significant influence over her husband, King Ahab. “No one else so completely sold himself to what was evil in the Lord’s … Continue reading FORGOTTEN FAITH

THE LOST ART OF WITNESSING

The word that can send shivers up the spine of many a Christian ‘witnessing’. Having to approach friends, family or even strangers and try and start up a spiritual conversation. Just the thought of it can be nerve wracking. But, witnessing encounters don’t have to be complicated. The apostle Paul through his life and ministry gives a model of evangelism with easy steps to make … Continue reading THE LOST ART OF WITNESSING

ATOM BOMBS AND BABYLON

Tsutomu Yamaguchi prepared to board his train to Nagasaki after a long business trip in Hiroshima. Luggage in hand he felt his pocket for his boarding pass but found nothing. The dreaded realisation he may have lost his ticket prompted his legs to run faster than they ever had before. With only minutes to run back to his temporary office before the train left, Tsutomu … Continue reading ATOM BOMBS AND BABYLON

WALKING WITH GOD?

How did a Persian king’s cup-bearer have the skill, confidence, and perseverance to lead the third Jewish return to Jerusalem in 445 B.C.? I have recently started studying the book of Nehemiah with friends – so we could compare opinions. Quickly, a reoccurring pattern stood out to us. Nehemiah constantly prayed. ***** As the book of Nehemiah is written in first person, it is assumed … Continue reading WALKING WITH GOD?