Religious Discrimination: Why I Welcome a National Law

The Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 and related legislation which is now before the Federal Parliament, is much-needed and long-awaited. While not perfect, it has many good aspects which Christians—as well as those of other faiths and all Australians—ought to welcome. First, it fills a huge gap in Australian legislation. Did you know that here in Sydney where […]

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November 2021 Logos Deals

As a Logos Bible Software affiliate I’ve got access to some of their best offers. Want to update your library or even start using Logos for the first time? Just click on the images to check out the deals below. Black Friday Early Bird Specials: Lexham Press During November’s Monthly Sale, weekly Pre-Black Friday deals […]

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Podcast: The Covid/Church Conversation

Last week I sat down with my Stand Firm colleagues to think out aloud about some of what has happened over the past few months as the Church has grappled with the politics of Covid and the influence of U.S. politics and political commentators. Trust it’s helpful. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sfpodcast/071-Stand-Firm-Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Reformation Anglican Worship – Competition Winner

Thanks everyone for entering our competition and a huge thanks to The Wandering Bookseller for making this happen. Here’s the winner…. Reformation Anglican Worship book giveaway Congrats to Alexander Purnomo! The Wandering Bookseller will be in touch shortly! At the time of writing the Wandering Bookseller are offering a special deal on Reformation Anglican Worship. Normally priced […]

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Book Giveaway – Reformation Anglican Worship

You’ve read the review, now you can win a copy of the book! We’ve teamed up with The Wandering Bookseller to giveaway a copy of Michael Jensen’s latest book Reformation Anglican Worship! One lucky Australian winner will be sent a copy. Sorry overseas readers, we can’t include you this time around! Reformation Anglican Worship book […]

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Book Review – Reformation Anglican Worship

Reformation Anglican Worship by Michael Jensen is the latest volume in The Reformation Anglican Essentials Library. As its name suggests it provides a thorough survey of the principles of Anglican worship found in the denomination’s Reformation legacy. For what is obviously a scholarly work, Reformation Anglican Worship is a surprisingly enjoyable read. Jensen has found […]

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2021 Australian Christian Book of the Year – Competition Winners

Thursday night saw Sparklit‘s annual Australian Christian Book of the Year award night. Here’s the full video of the evening: Many congratulations to the winner, Stephen McAlpine, for Being the Bad Guys: How to Live for Jesus in a World that Says You Shouldn’t. His book was also the outstanding favourite amongst all our competition entries! So […]

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Why We Can’t Sign the Ezekiel Declaration. An Evangelical Response.

This post is co-published with Murray Campbell. Over the past week a letter has been promoted and circulated around many churches and religious organisations. The Ezekiel Declaration (“the Declaration”) is addressed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison and outlines concerns over a potential “vaccine passport” that would be required for church attendance. The letter has now […]

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Archbishop of Melbourne Ad Clerum: Gafcon move “unnecessary” and possibly “an attempt to shed redress responsibilities”

The Archbishop of Melbourne and former Primate Philip Freier has issued a wide-ranging ad clerum. In his letter he addresses the recent move by Gafcon to clarify it’s position. I agree with the Primate’s view that there is no need for this “new church entity” – Anglican doctrine has not been changed by the recent Appellate Tribunal opinion […]

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