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Mirrors 22nd September 2017

Sandy Grant's lecture on Same Sex Marriage Lol!... but also an admission of a failure to listen. A conservative Roman Catholic discussion of Game Of Thrones with more substance than suspiciously Freudian tut-tutting  Survey finds even atheists consider fellow atheists less moral.  Why is the Knights Templar?

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The A-Z of Marriage & Ministry

Greetings all, Geneva Push is all about church planting - under God, creating hundreds of new churches evangelised into existence across this country. But we recognise that, for most church planters, there is one ministry that comes even before that: the ministry to your marriage partner. Your family is the

We need a Venn Diagram for family, home, marriage and legal significant other image
We need a Venn Diagram for family, home, marriage and legal significant other

I've already blogged on this before here. Family is a powerful value-word. It features in discussions about 'normal' and 'non-traditional' families—are they all equally 'family' and are they equal in every way? But it also features in church contexts: where we (over)load the spiritual 

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No Cruise Control at Fifty In The Christian Life

I turned fifty today and it’s been great. Fine.  Love it.  Prefer fifty to forty.  Kids are older and walking with Jesus. Wife is just as lovely a companion as the day we first went out (24 years ago tomorrow incidentally). Life more stable. Financially ok. What’s left of

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Mirrors 15th September 2017

Does Christianity Oppose Reason? My recent sermon/lecture at Uni Fellowship of Christians. What can we learn from the Puritans? by Sinclair Ferguson  If Catholics tended to emphasise procreation & Lutherans preventing immorality, Puritans emphasised companionship My sermons from the Launceston Men’s Bible Conference. The 3rd one

Israel in Babylon: A Parable of the Game Played in Heaven image
Israel in Babylon: A Parable of the Game Played in Heaven

The Australian Rugby Union built a statue of pure gold that glistened, rainbow like, in the sun.  And the head of the ARU placed it in the centre of a green plain in the middle of Sydney that measured 120 metres by 70 metres. And the head of the ARU instructed that

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Progressive Christian: Where Art Thou?

Progressive Christian in Australia, where art thou? Where is your voice among the growing voices that the same sex marriage matter is inextricably tied to matters of freedom of conscience and religious freedoms? It’s not there.  I can’t hear it. Progressive Christians have gone strangely silent, missing in

Luck, Liturgy and Lee Trevino image
Luck, Liturgy and Lee Trevino

Lee Trevino was one of the great all time golfers, a six times major winner, and as quick of tongue as he was soft of hand with the clubs. He famously replied, after being asked what he would do if he were out on the course during a lightning storm,

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