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12 Million Postal Votes and Counting

The huge postal return for the Same Sex Marriage survey puts paid to the lie that the Australian public didn’t really want this to happen, and were just as happy to let the government sort it out. According to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, some 75

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Showbiz Sin versus Churchbiz Sin

The Age of Look-The-Other-Way has been replaced by The Age of the Exposé, and it is catching out the previously hidden sins of public people.  This is as true for Churchbiz sin as it is for Showbiz sin. And it’s proof that Churchbiz has often protected and promoted its

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The Beauty of Normal Boring Liturgy

A visitor to our church came up to me at the end of the meeting last Sunday and said to me, “That was great, where I go to church we don’t normally do that.” “Normally do what?” I asked, casting my mind over what element of the church service

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Don’t Cast Your Church Policy Pearls Before Cultural Swine.

In what is a classic case of Captain Obvious, United States crowd sourcing organisation Church Clarity is pushing churches to reveal where they stand on certain “policies” in order to be transparent and helpful to certain groups in the community. Oh and it just so happens that their first issue

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Teflon Slogans Versus Velcro Stories

Mercedes latest ad campaign Grow Up is an astonishing piece of story telling.  It’s sticky, grippy and gripping in an emotional sense.  It’s what I call a Velcro Story and it clings like a burr. It’s a full blown relationship story that has anger, sorrow, betrayal, frustration.

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One Million Dollars?  No Baby!

The Anglican Diocese of Sydney certainly has gold in its coffers, but it’s got a tin ear when it comes to how the decision to donate one million dollars to the No campaign will go down. The announcement that the diocese had taken that step was accompanied by prescient

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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

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Mirrors 7th October 2017

This is a really great response to the issues around sensitivity and freedom of speech There was a delay getting a bunch of my sermon-lectures from this Semester up online, so here are 5 of them in our series on the history of Christianity: The radicals of church history The Crusades

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