Don’t follow the UK!

September 17, 2018

There are few better places in the world for a Scotsman to spend a three-month Sabbatical than Sydney. As a general observation, Australia is in a much healthier position than the UK. You are not as far down the progressive/regressive rabbit hole into which we are fast disappearing. But there are warning signs. Read More...

The Forgotten Reformer

August 30, 2018

But what of Oecolampadius? One of the leading Hebrew scholars of his day, an outstanding biblical commentator and reformer of a prominent city, yet his name is largely unknown outside specialist circles and the great bulk of his work has never been translated into English. Who was this forgotten reformer? Read More...

Evangelicals unchained

August 21, 2018

Evangelical Christians profoundly influenced Australia -Stuart Piggin talks to Mark Powell- Stuart Piggin was director of the Centre for the History of Christian Thought and Experience at Macquarie University and head of the Department of Christian Thought of the Australian College of Theology. He Read More...

Blessed change

August 13, 2018

Maybe “growth” is a better word than “change” for us Presbyterians. It’s less scary. Living things grow, and growth means change. As John Henry Newman put it, “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Read More...

Pursue God’s Dream

July 23, 2018

One of the first Bible verses I learnt as a teenager was Proverbs 16:9, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” At the time I didn’t realise how helpful it would be in countering all the worldly advice I received about my future. Read More...

The good fight

July 18, 2018

Australia has seen itself as a country of equality, fairness and justice for everyone. People of many religions and none have coexisted, in one way or another, in this free country for over a century. Read More...