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Technology: today’s idol

May 15, 2018

I think if you look at the history of technology through a Christian lens you will see that technology is very closely related to idolatry. Our technologies have a way of feeding our idolatries. Once I make an idol out of popularity I will want to be popular and well-known. Read More...

Spurgeon’s Sorrows

April 6, 2018

In 1856, as Spurgeon was preaching to several thousand people, a man yelled “Fire”. In the panic, seven people died and 28 were seriously injured. This senseless tragedy had a lasting effect on the great man. He wrote: “We are different, each one of us; but I am sure there is one thing in which we are all brought to unite in times of deep sorrow, namely in a sense of helplessness.” Read More...

Count it all joy

April 4, 2018

Positively rejoice. Rejoice on the inside, and rejoice on the outside. And when people want to know why you rejoice when you’re under pressure and attack, then you get to tell them the best thing they’ll ever hear Read More...

Here we stood!

March 21, 2018

From four eastern states of Australia, 26 people – previously strangers to one another – were thrown together in a bus to be the inaugural PCA Reformation Tour group. Three weeks of living, travelling and dining together meant wonderful, long-lasting friendships emerged. Stirring sights and life-changing encounters are briefly and inadequately summarised by the following five highlights. Read More...

God’s Quiet Work

March 14, 2018

The Cronulla Presbyterian Church in the 1950s was average for the time. It was Presbyterian by tradition but not by spiritual heritage. Few of the elders would have made a credible profession of faith. The minister was evangelical, but he was not an expository preacher. Read More...

Unoriginal sins

February 9, 2018

The unconfessed sins of liberal Protestantism -Phil Burcham- It was an off-hand remark that revealed the gulf of miscomprehension between modern Aussies and churchgoers concerning what Christians believe or get up to in their gatherings. During a quick trip to the tea room one Friday afternoon a Read More...

Pride and patience

February 5, 2018

I can’t exactly recall the moment I began fervently praying for patience, but it was somewhere between having my first and second child. And within that time frame there have been countless moments where I have cried out, half-prayer, half-curse, “LORD, GIVE ME PATIENCE!!” Read More...

The good wife

February 2, 2018

The heroine Ruth and the “good wife” of Proverbs 31 are both women of energy and action; both work to supply the needs of their family and provide food for their household; both show “kindness” Read More...

Learning about the Old Testament

January 23, 2018

Allan Harman Banner of Truth, 2017. Reviewed by Peter Barnes As a youngster, I think I would have welcomed a helpful introduction to the Old Testament – or at least I should have. For a paperback of some 125 pages, this is simple yet comprehensive, and is a slightly enlarged revision of an Read More...