Gun Control and the Bible?

Many thanks to those of you who contribute to our recent discussion on guns in the U.S.. I think we learned a bit about each other and, in particular, our non-U.S. readers got to hear from some American friends (all Christians) on how they view these things. If I could sum up the pro-gun argument […]

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Reformation Day – 2 Gems from Luther

Yes, it’s Reformation Day and so here’s some Luther. First, the famous speech at the Diet of Worms. Some of this is, perhaps, a little embellished but the guts of it is certainly true. And Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Luther is just brilliant. Next, my favourite Luther quote ever – for what I hope are obvious reasons! […]

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Live Light in 25 Words

“Live Light in 25 Words” is a simply genius idea from the Bible Society of Australia. Here’s the premise: We’re asking you, your friends & family and churches & schools to commit to reading the Bible daily, starting with 25 words for thirty-one days And that’s it. No gimmicks, no tricks, just a campaign to encourage Bible reading by starting small and […]

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The “Church” Times on “Gay Marriage”

Chris Johnson is worth repeating in full… The Church Times is not down with the Church of England’s official opposition to homosexual “marriage,” which it calls “tendentious and poorly-argued.”  At this point, I don’t particularly care one way or the other what the C of E or the Church Times thinks about anything at all but among the Times ”arguments,” this one […]

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Oxygen Day 2 - Think and Preach Christ

Oxygen Day 2 from Sydneyanglicans.net on Vimeo. One thing is becoming increasingly clear to me as I attend Oxygen – God has been very, very good to us in giving us men like John Piper and John Lennox. Piper's 2 talks today were astoundingly brilliant. Again, there were individual elements that left me unpersuaded but the […]

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Going to Heaven?

Just had a fascinating chat with some church members about those books that do the rounds every so often about people that allegedly die and “go to heaven” for a bit. They then return and tell us about what they see there. Of course, often there is Jesus who is just plain nice to everyone. […]

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Sydney Muslims in “Jesus is not God” Shocker!

Perhaps, over the past few days, you've picked up the news that here in Sydney we're going to have another religious billboard campaign: CHRISTIANS in Sydney will have their core beliefs challenged by provocative advertisements due to appear on billboards and buses in the next month. The ads, paid for by an Islamic group called […]

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