The Gospel, the Gospels and Rome – Where Do We Draw the Line?

One of the most difficult (and seemingly intractible) questions that Protestants must engage with is our common response to the Roman Catholic Church (“RCC”). Anyone with even a limited grasp of the events of the Reformation must acknowledge that there were profound and axiomatic differences between the Protestant Reformers and the Church of Rome, differences that […]

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Suspended Sentences

I’m a big believer that the church has a responsibility at the right time to speak into matters of public political debate. We do this since we’re a part of the community, just as others are and our voice represents a significant segment of the population. But more than that we presume to know the […]

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No Recount

From yesterday’s bulletin at Glenquarie Anglican: On Saturday the Australian Electoral Commission finally announced the result of the election in the Queensland seat of Fairfax. It couldn’t have been closer! Weeks of counting and shuffling preferences has led to the declaration that the mining magnate Clive Palmer has won by just 36 votes. In fact […]

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Governments good and bad, and the Christian.

A couple of interesting things in the news this week that I'll contrive to cobble together. First, earlier this week the Queen visited Australia. Not Sydney, mind you. It resulted in this interesting gathering of ladies… Her Majesty is easy to spot. The lady in the curious blue stripes is the Prime MInister of Australia, Julia Gillard, […]

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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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Claiming Grace - Embracing the Past

I've been thinking a little recently about what it means to respond to grace, claim forgiveness and then to speak to others of that grace. There's a tendency amongst some to claim that God's forgiveness in Christ means that they simply don't have to talk about the past any more. In one sense that's true, […]

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The Unbeliever - Bublé style?

Michael Bublé's in Hell? Really? And you know this? For sure? And you had to tell other people about this because…? No, don't worry, it's not that kind of a post! Just a small thought. Too often we are in danger of thinking that the unbeliever thinks about God the way that Bublé thinks about […]

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