Archive for Faith

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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Tattoos! Think Before You Ink

Jul 04, 2016 No Comments

What do David Beckham, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp have in common? Tattoos! (At the last count David Beckham has 34!) Megan Fox, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson and Drew Barrymore are also in the tattoo team. “So why do ‘normal’ people get tattoos?” the BBC asked. “Would-be prime ministers’ wives have them. Lawyers have […]

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Lessons of a Broken Heart.

Jul 03, 2016 No Comments

“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think every one should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.” (Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home) Thirteen year old […]

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Eddie McGuire, Living in a Gold Fish Bowl

Jun 24, 2016 No Comments

Recently during an ABC interview Australian of the Year and former Army chief David Morrison suggested Australians should stop using the word ‘guys’ in the workplace. He was concerned ‘guys’ was not inclusive of women. “Exclusive language, gender-based language or inappropriate language, has as much a deleterious or disadvantaged effect as something where you’re saying something […]

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A Flood of Refugees, The Mind of Christ.

Jun 24, 2016 No Comments

The German publication Der Spiegel runs regular stories describing the escalating refugee crisis in what they call Fortress Europe. In a recent report they said, “Desperate scenes played out here, reminiscent of those witnessed in Hungary back in September.” They described, a group of young men who used a steal beam as a battering ram. […]

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