The Deep Thirst for Justice

The last few days have been huge. What was only leaked out in December is now known – Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in Australia and one of the most important in the world, has been convicted of a number of child sex offences, all centering around one incident in 1996 […]

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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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Suspended Sentences

I’m a big believer that the church has a responsibility at the right time to speak into matters of public political debate. We do this since we’re a part of the community, just as others are and our voice represents a significant segment of the population. But more than that we presume to know the […]

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Sin and Grace in Hamlet

Just a short observation. In Act 2, Scene 2 of Hamlet the players arrive and we have a brief performance. Afterwards, Hamlet asks Polonius to look after his guests… Hamlet's request is plain enough… 'Tis well: I'll have thee speak out the rest soon. Good my lord, will you see the players well bestow'd? Do you hear, let […]

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Kevin DeYoung Reviews Rob Bell’s “Love Wins”

DeYoung has provided a prompt, comprehensive and much-needed review of Rob Bell's step into outright heresy. You should, of course, read the whole thing but here's a taster… …there are dozens of problems with Love Wins. The theology is heterodox. The history is inaccurate. The impact on souls is devastating. And the use of Scripture is indefensible. […]

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