ANZAC Day Address 2018 – Greater Love

It was a real privilege this morning to deliver the Bible reading and brief address at the Parramatta Anzac Day service. Here’s what I had to say: Many different cultures explain the death of fallen servicemen and women in various ways. For some it is the language is of honour. For others it’s duty. But […]

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The Death of the King of Ai

Joshua 8 brings us the story of the destruction of Ai and the execution of its King. After the earlier failed attempt, this time the people of Israel under Joshua are successful. The sin of Achan has been dealt with and God is once more acting for His people. The victory comes about in fairly simple […]

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Fury

warning – plenty of spoilers! What happens to a principled Christian man when they’re thrust into the horror of war? How does someone committed to grace and mercy cope with the brutal requirements of combat? Brad Pitt’s latest movie, Fury [IMDB], seeks to draw us into these questions as we travel along with a battle-weary Sherman tank […]

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Rev. Rod Bower of Gosford: Jesus didn’t die for our sins and atheists can be “kingdom people”

You’ve got to give it to Rev. Rod Bower, Rector of Gosford Anglican and denier of heaven and hell, he’s not shy about saying what he believes (or, more accurately, doesn’t believe). So, for example, there’s this page on his blog entitled “Jesus came to show us the “Kingdom” not to die for our sins!” […]

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Is God Really in Charge?

One of the big questions that has been raised for many of us at church by what we’ve been reading and thinking about in Job over the past month has been the thorny conundrum of how much God really is in charge. Job seems to think that God is in charge, saying, “The LORD gave, […]

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What Jesus Did

I just noticed a fascinating snippet in an article I was reading. In ““This is Fox 21 News. Can We Come Talk To You?” … Yes”“, McKrae Game speaks about an interview with a TV crew about transgender people. The article itself is quite fascinating and deserves a good read. But I noticed something really striking in […]

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