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Ten Church Planting Points from Ten Years of Church Planting image
Ten Church Planting Points from Ten Years of Church Planting

Ten years ago yesterday my heavily pregnant wife, our young daughter and I stepped back into the heat of Perth from a year away living in the UK, a year in which we were looking at church planting models with a plan to church plant back home. I was a

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Won’t Somebody Think Of the Children!

“Won’t somebody pleeeease think of the children!” So wailed Mrs Lovejoy, wife of the stoic Rev Lovejoy in a classic Simpsons episode in which reason was overtaken by emotion. Let’s face it, late modern culture reaches conclusions by emotions not by reasoning. We’re seeing that being played

Spotlight II: Not Coming to a Screen Near You image
Spotlight II: Not Coming to a Screen Near You

Hollywood loves a good sequel.  Especially when that sequel guarantees a lot of money.  There’s nothing a Hollywood mogul loves more than getting his hands on a lot of money. Actually, as we’re finding out, or as we’re finally being told as if we didn’t already

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Church History and Captain Obvious

When it comes to how we want our biblical and church history sometimes we fall victim to Captain Obvious. So we kinda want this view of the crossing of The Red Sea: https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/screen-shot-2017-11-03-at-9-45-00-am.png?w=640 We kinda want this

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Mirrors 3rd November 2017

@ArthurGDavis replies to my comments on his proposals for change to campus ministry  Final Pop-Up Blog Tour event for 2017 will be happening in Hobart on 21st November  Interesting podcast on the Reformation in this whole podcast, but last 4 minutes are intriguing: 1. Atheists must realise most people are

“Your Identity Is Valid”... surely not a blanket statement, right? image
“Your Identity Is Valid”... surely not a blanket statement, right?

This poster has been buzzing around in various forms. A friend of mine saw this poster at UTAS recently: Why 'Valid'? 'Valid' is an interesting choice of word. What does it mean in this context? Cogent? Coherent? Legally legitimate? I think I get what it is aiming to say: there

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The Age of Consent in the Age of Exposure

And another one bites the dust. Kevin Spacey’s latest admission that he did indeed, in a drunken state, push himself sexually on to a 14 year old boy many years ago, is the end of his career. https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/171030-kevin-spacey-one-time-use-mn-1105_3ca02a0124fbd8ec428b62fd34b2423

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Ageing, Rested And Reformed

In the 500th year of The Reformation it’s worth exploring a much younger iteration of that movement, an iteration that flew high for a time, but that has, in recent years quietly folded its wings; namely the Young, Restless and Reformed movement. https://stephenmcalpine.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/screen-shot-2017-1

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