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June 8, 2015

Helping unbelievers means being sensitive to their situations -David Burke- The Scriptures urge believers to constant readiness to give reasons for our hope in Jesus (1 Pet. 3:15). So we want to know how to defend and commend faith in Jesus to our neighbours. Rod and Suan Li are Christians Read More...

Pain’s many blessings

June 6, 2015

Pain is both one of God’s great gifts and a theological problem. -Irene Howat- Pain is what makes us stop walking and take stones from our shoes before they damage our feet. It’s what takes us to the doctor before a problem becomes too serious. And the fear of pain is often what stops us doing Read More...

Thinking God’s thoughts

June 2, 2015

As we think, so do we live. We have a guiding light. -Madeleine L. Turner- You’ve no doubt heard the saying, “You are what you eat”. What we choose to put in our mouths has a direct correlation to how healthy our bodies look, feel and function. We’re continually reminded to keep Read More...

A very present help

May 30, 2015

They also serve who only stand and wait. -Douglas Milne- Last July I was run down by a speeding police motor-cyclist in peak hour traffic on a Friday evening in one of Melbourne’s busiest roads. I have no recollection of the accident, only coming back to consciousness in the emergency ward of one Read More...

Celebrity Culture

May 26, 2015

Help, I need (to be) somebody -Madeline Turner- John Lennon caused outrage when in 1966 he declared that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Yet almost 50 years later, his words have proven prescient when we observe just how much celebrity culture has overtaken religion. No longer is church a Read More...

Tell them why

May 25, 2015

We must not separate ethics from redemption -David Cook- There is a scene in the movie Chariots of Fire, where two British Olympic officials are discussing trying to talk Eric Liddell into competing on a Sunday at the 1920 Paris Olympics. One official realises that they are asking him to Read More...

God is able

May 19, 2015

 Our perception of disability should follow God’s – Jason Forbes – In Australia, we are seeing new stages of disability care reform. The needs of people with disabilities are now being given greater attention. Not only that, perceptions about the person with the disability Read More...

Inexpressible Joy

May 18, 2015

Scripture is clear that the departed soul goes straight to God. Our attention is often directed newspaper or television reports. As a result, death has become a part of everyday life. One important question that all Christians would have asked at some time is “what happens to me after I die?” Read More...

Wholly Holy

May 16, 2015

Sanctification is, our blessed freedom and duty – Jared Hood – I searched for “sanctification” in my Bible program. Not one hit came back. Excellent, I thought. I am let off the hook. I’ve got my ticket to heaven, and now I can live however I want. Do we think that the gospel Read More...

God’s good design

May 6, 2015

Feminism blurs that the genders are equal but different -Peter Hastie talks to Claire Smith- Claire Smith is a writer and women’s Bible teacher who has recently published a book, God’s Good Design: What the Bible Really Says about Men and Women (Matthias Media, 2012). The book explores a range Read More...