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Mirrors 17th March 2017

Lots to like in @nm_campbell 's analysis of the Coopers/Bible Society furore. Some Don Carson gold on American politics and the Benedict Option. Intriguing taboo black vs white vs trans vs outrage media vs commercialism in the meta "B. A. N." episode of Donald Glover's 'Atlanta'

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Christianity In the Public Square: BC and PC

For too long now Christian apologetics and public Christianity has been living in a BC word – Before Coopers.   From henceforth Australian Christianity has to come to terms with the fact it is a PC world – a  Post Coopers one. And the overriding lesson to learn from the debacle of the

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Is the individual Christian the ‘watchman on the walls’?

Almost every time I talk about personal evangelism, and describe the need to be tactful, respectful and wait for the opportunities that God gives us, rather than just downloading on people uninvited, I'll have a question that goes something like: But knowing what we know about heaven and hell,

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The Hair of the Dog that Bit The Bible Society

So you open your eyes and groan as the sunlight streams through the gaps in the blinds.  You try to pull the rug back over you as you slump on the couch.  It’s no use.  Your throat feels like sandpaper, your head like someone is banging pots and pans

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It Was Always Going to End in Beers

Well it was always going to end in beers. And tears. The Bible Society’s recent teaming up with the Coopers beer company to promote 200 years of the Bible Society in Australia was always destined for a hangover. That hangover has come, and just as all hangovers are, in hindsight,

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Mirrors 13th March 2017

Planning and implementation idea: Break down the year into 4 month “episodes” and focus on implementing existing ideas during that episode My first sermon in the Uni Fellowship of Christians Semester 1 series on Hebrews. Want to start a not-for profilt? Upcoming webinar. If it looks like homeschool and

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O Week Mission 2017 Debrief

We repeated our O Week Mission from last year, trying to capture 'lessons learned' along the way. Below are a few quick reflections: 1. Different incentive We didn't want to do keep cups two years in a row, both because they are more expensive, but also because we wanted them

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Benedict: Not An Option But A Necessity

Rod Dreher’s much anticipated new book, The Benedict Option: A Strategy For Christians In A Post-Christian Nation, is officially to be published next week on March 17 and I am lining up. I did not receive my pre-order copy to review in the mail. I put this down to two

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