40 Questions, but only One Question is Needed

One of the conversations carrying on in the Christian blog world at the moment is the dialogue over Matthew Vine’s “40 questions for Christians who oppose marriage equality“, which itself has flowed from the excellent “40 questions for Christians now waving rainbow flags“. There are a number of great responses to Matthew Vines, but of […]

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The JESUS film – digital remastering

The JESUS film is the world’s most watched. Screening the children’s adaptation (despite the pretty corny accents) is one of the most effective things I get to do when teaching Special Religious Education (“Scripture”) to primary school children. The only drawback is that the 1970s production is looking a bit dated. But no longer! Earlier […]

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School’s Out for Anglican Chaplaincy? Not Quite

A bit of a storm today over the issue of the Sydney Anglican Diocese’s position on the Government’s Schools Chaplaincy progamme. It all kicked off this morning with an “exclusive” article in the smh, “Anglicans: No chaplains, scripture in public schools“: As the Federal Government considers the fate of its National School Chaplaincy Program after […]

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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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Reformation Day. Every Year. Every Day.

Today is Reformation Day, the anniversary of that momentous occassion when Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of Wittenburg Church. There will, today, be reams of posts written across the Reformed blogosphere (and elsewhere, no doubt) on this subject. We'll keep banging on about how important this stuff is and others will […]

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John Stott

we heard the news about John Stott while in Manhattan and had the enormous privilege of being at All Souls, Langham Place on Sunday morning to share with our fomer church family. Like so many other articles written, I have distinct memories of Uncle John. Three come to mind. First is reading his book “Christ., the […]

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More Thinking From the Ethics/SRE Debate

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I spoke at City Bible Forum North Sydney in a mini-debate on the ongoing current issue of SRE and Ethics in our schools in NSW. As always, Dave “the Happy” Singer proved to be a worthy opponent. Also present (and perhaps overly keen to make herself heard – she […]

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