The Olive Tree, A Significant Symbol

Aug 12, 2016 No Comments by

The unique connection between Jews and Christians is sometimes a fierce debate but the Bible indicates our relationship is found in the symbol of the olive tree. The prophet Jeremiah described Israel as a ‘green olive tree.’ (Jeremiah chapter 11, verse 16) but the Apostle Paul wrote to the church saying: “For if you were […]

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Are You Free From Slavery?

Aug 09, 2016 No Comments by

The Jews regard the first five books in the Bible as the Torah. They have a schedule that takes them through Torah passages every week. Recently, Bridges for Peace USA asked me to teach on Ki Seitzei, a study of Deuteronomy chapter 21, verse 10 to chapter 25, verse 19. Ki Seitzei is derived from […]

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Muslim Academics, Call Time on Terror!

Aug 02, 2016 1 Comment by

We may be witnessing a revolution. Out of the recent spate of bloodshed and terror a movement of hope is emerging. French Muslim leaders refused to bury priest-killer Adel Kermiche after he murdered 86 years old priest Father Jacques Hamel last July. Mohammed Karabila, president of the local Muslim cultural association and imam at the […]

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Do We Hang Out Jesus Style?

Jul 31, 2016 No Comments

In 1988 Floyd McClung and Kalafi Moala wrote a book “Nine Worlds to Win.” They emphasized evangelism into the worlds of Islam, Buddhism, Communism with a chapter on Nominal Christians. “We live in neighborhoods, towns and cities where thousands of nominal Christians also live. Perhaps our next door neighbours are nominal Christians. Are we concerned […]

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Faith Triumphs

Jul 25, 2016 No Comments

Believers were first called Christians in Antioch, Turkey (Acts Chapter 11, verse 26). It was the appropriate place. Antioch was the homebase for missionary journeys by Paul. Theologians believe Antioch was where the Gospel of Matthew was written. It was home for the martyred Bishop Ignatius, the eloquent preacher John Chrysostom and among the teachers […]

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Positions Vacant, Heralds, Ambassadors.

Jul 24, 2016 No Comments

God is love. We have heard it, said it, read it, sang it over and over, a thousand times but what does it mean? It’s easy to say whether we love coffee, or Vegemite, football or the beach. Churches, indeed Christians like you and me, are struggling to let ‘our little light shine.’ We manage […]

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Cop Killers: Power of the Tongue

Jul 20, 2016 No Comments

Years ago I interviewed a young man who faced a murder charge. “I don’t know what the fuss is about, I only killed a wog,” he told me. (‘Wog’ was a derogatory term used to describe a foreigner). A day later I interviewed his father. “I don’t know what the fuss is about he only killed […]

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Confronting with Love

Jul 19, 2016 No Comments

God is love. We have heard it, said it, read it, sang it over and over, a thousand times but what does it mean? It’s easy to say whether we love coffee, or Vegemite, football or the beach. Churches, indeed Christians like you and me, are struggling to let ‘our little light shine.’ We manage […]

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I Wish We’d All Been Ready

Jul 14, 2016 No Comments

Harold Camping (pictured) first predicted the world would end October 21, 2011. That was not his first forecast. In 1992 he published a book called 1994 and in it declared Christ would return mid-September, that same year. “I’m like the boy who cried wolf again and again,” he said in an interview with the San […]

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The Whole World in His Hands

Jul 09, 2016 No Comments

I am a Christian. I remember singing songs like “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and teaching children to sing, “My God is so great, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do.” I get that, but I also know not to cross a railway track when the train is […]

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