A Cessationist’s Affirmations

This from an excellent article by Frank Turk of the Pyromaniacs on charismatic excesses. Well worth taking the time to read through and consider. What I like so much about it is that it draws the right balance – it does not deny God’s ability to act in miraculous ways but correctly challenges the claims […]

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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 85 Year Experiment

Another fascinating article, this time from instant fundas. The pitch drop experiment began in 1927 when Professor Thomas Parnell of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, set out to demonstrate to his students that some substances that appear to be solid are in fact very high viscous fluids. He used tar pitch, a derivative […]

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No More Acting - the Humility of Grace

Who wants to be an actor? (picture above from State Library of NSW archives on flickr. h/t Dave Miers). I had a fascinating conversation this weekend about what it means to live the Christian life. My conversation partner came from a religious background that put the emphasis on what we need to do to please […]

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