A New Ministry in 2018

A bit of personal news from the Oulds. I’ve accepted an invitation for 2018 to join the staff at St John’s Cathedral, Parramatta, as Senior Associate Minister. Here’s the announcement that Senior Minister Bruce Morrison made today at the services: Announcement regarding the appointment of Rev. David Ould to the Parish of Parramatta Date:   Sunday […]

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GAFCON Jerusalem 2018

GAFCON have announced details of their 2018 Conference. Introduction It is our great pleasure to announce that the dates for the next GAFCON Conference, to be held in Jerusalem will be: Sunday 17 to Friday 22nd June 2018. Jerusalem has a special place in the hearts of the GAFCON movement as it was the location […]

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Review: Ideas that Changed the World

It can’t have failed to get your notice that this year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of what is widely considered to be the beginning of the Reformation (with every respect to Wyclif, Hus, Zwingli etc.); the nailing of Luther’s 95 Theses to the door of the church at Wittenburg. The question for many churches […]

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Twenty-First Century Public Debate

somehow this came to mind About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way.A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive […]

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From Cretin to Christian

Some of the smaller and (to some) more obscure books in the Bible are also where we find some of the most beautiful hidden treasures. Paul’s letter to Titus is one of them. Even if you don’t know Titus from Nahum you probably do know the famous verse: Titus 1:12 One of Crete’s own prophets has […]

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Shaken over the Shaking of Hands?

A handshake can be a powerful thing. I grew up learning that “a gentleman’s word is his bond” and that my handshake was the guarantee of that word. Handshakes symbolise the beginning or renewal of relationships so the refusal to shake hands can be seen as being anti-relationship and therefore insulting. This week I spent […]

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Logos Bible Software – Review

I first encountered what is today known as Logos Bible Software when over 10 years ago I purchased a CD-Rom (remember them?) containing the then Libronix library system and a copy of the Word Biblical Commentary. It was a useful piece of software, allowing quick research and facilitating cross-referencing through a set of internal hyperlinks. At […]

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A New Look for davidould.net

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve given davidould.net a facelift. davidould.net 3.0, if you like. Some of you will like it, no doubt some of you won’t. Feel free to pass comment. In particular I’d be grateful to hear what, if anything, you would like to see in the homepage sidebar and what […]

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