Let God Be True – Lessons from the Folau Fallout

Israel Folau, former-Mormon and now converted Christian (oh, and Australia rugby international), has got into a bit of a ruck. Qantas is considering pulling sponsorship of the Wallabies if further homophobic statements are made by Israel Folau or other players. The highest profile rugby player in the country has come under immense criticism after saying […]

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Evangelising the Dentist

What a great little argument – really liked it. Well, until the very last line from the girl in the chair. The correct answer, of course, is, John 1:18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

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Come, the New Jerusalem

The 80s classic (yes, classic!) but unfortunately named film “Working Girl” has a magnificent theme song from Carly Simon. “Let the River Run“. Can’t help but love that – brilliant music with a well-deserved Oscar and Golden Globe. Until, of course, you start to consider what message is being propagated. Simon’s New Jerusalem is something […]

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Singing about God’s Judgement?

This week in our “Preaching the Pronouns” series at church we've reached “Them” – the doctrine of the unbeliever. Though I'm not preaching this week, I did have to pick songs for us to sing together. Have you ever tried to pick songs on the theme of God's judgement? Perhaps you'd think that's tricky? Curiously, […]

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entirely forgiveable out-of-context proof-texting

This from Quaerentia   Today, I’m going to steal a post from the incomparable Futility Closet (an ever-present source of amusement, irrelevance and, yes, futility). As he was visiting his parishioners one Saturday afternoon, a new pastor stopped at one house and found that no one answered the door. It was clear that someone was […]

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