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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Evangelism – Nothing Trumps the Facts

So I guess I have to write something about what is quite possibly one of the most monumentally enormous political events that many of us have lived through. When I arrived home on Wednesday afternoon I insisted that my older children stopped what they were doing and watched a bit of the TV coverage with […]

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ANZAC Day – Learning from a Futile Battle

ANZAC Day 2015 is a particularly poignant moment for Australia and New Zealand; 100 years since the ill-fated Gallipoli landings. It’s not uncommon to hear people observe that “ANZACism” has become something of a national religion. The increased numbers of young Australians travelling abroad in the 1980s led to more and more turning up on […]

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Achan. Trouble for the Nation?

In my regular Bible reading with the Ouldlets we have reached Joshua. It’s a cracker of a book, beginning with the approach to Jericho, its defeat, and the subsequent conquest of the Land. At the start of chapter 7 we came across Achan… Josh. 7:1   But the Israelites disobeyed the command about the city’s riches. Achan […]

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The Freedom of Speech

Words are incredibly powerful things.  From the very beginning it is words that have exerted enormous influence in our universe. Gen. 1:3   And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. The power of words is, in some way, linked to the power of the one speaking. I can’t stand in my darkened office […]

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