The Four Courtrooms of James 2:1-13

I preached through James 2:1-13 this past Sunday and was struck in my preparation with the repeated use of the theme of the courtroom and the law by James. 4 times, the theme is used and they show the progression of argument that James makes. James2:3 If you show special attention to the man wearing […]

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On the New Pope

Here’s my first few thoughts from yesterday… Do I have to be the person who reminds everyone about the fundamental importance of sola scripture and sola fide? — David Ould ن (@davidould) March 13, 2013 I'm sure the new Pope is a lovely humble man but lets not forget the theology he believes and represents. […]

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Genuine Confession is Public

Today’s newspapers here in Australia are full of the news that the Government has announced an royal commission into the abuse of children in various establishments. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the creation of a national royal commission into institutional responses to instances of child sexual abuse. The decision was taken at a meeting […]

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The Gospel in “The Castle”

An excellent re-warmed observation from Glen Far and away the best Australian comedy ever made, The Castle is a must-see movie.  Brilliantly observed, funny, heart-warming and if you’re not punching the air at the triumphant ending I fear for the state of your soul. The Kerrigan family are threatened with eviction by a nasty corporation.  But ‘a […]

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The Fall of Singapore and the Reach of the Gospel

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore [wiki]. I've been fascinated with this pivotal moment of WW2 history since getting to know my now-wife who is from that fantastic island-state. Here's some facts for you: There is no doubt that the Japanese were brutal occupiers. My wife has relatives who can still not […]

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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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James White in Sydney

We've had a fantastic few days with James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. He's taught at our church's weekend away, lectured at Moore College and then took part in a debate. I'll leave it to James to tell you about it. Quick Note from Sydney 10/16/2011 – James White Greetings from Sydney. Today is “debate […]

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How to Properly Deal with “Religious” People

You may have (but probably, and thankfully, haven’t) seen the recent tizz in the States over another of the shock-flock pastors (see, I just coined a phrase) Perry Noble. Perry, it seems, thought it would be helpful to play ACDC’s “Highway to Hell” [wiki] on Easter Sunday in order to confront those stuffy traditionalists who […]

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Adult Sunday School in Arizona - automatic weapons

Our first Sunday morning in the States was spent at church in Arizona. It was a truly amazing experience. First, we went back to topical preaching and had a classic example of mainstream American evangelical preaching. You know what’s coming, I’m going to complain – can’t help myself. But before I do let me just […]

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