Mark Powell

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...

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...

The Biggest Story

March 15, 2016

Kevin DeYoung Crossway, 2015 Reviewed by Mark Powell With six children, I am always on the lookout for new children’s Bibles and it is good to welcome The Biggest Story. It is one of those rare blends of amazing pictures (illustrated by Don Clark) and great words (thanks to Kevin DeYoung). Read More...

The Problem with Purple

December 23, 2015

You can’t stop the bullying of one group by bullying another -Mark Powell- It takes guts to stand out from the crowd. Whether it be the prophet Daniel in the Old Testament, Stephen the first martyr in the New Testament, or a teenage school girl who dares to defy the “expectation” of her Read More...

What Actually Happened- Gayby Baby ban

September 2, 2015

Yesterday the Sydney Morning Herald wrote this article about  NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli’s decision to disallow the Gayby Baby documentary from being shown during school hours. Mark Powell had this to share in response. Let me correct one major error that keeps getting repeated Read More...

Perfect prize

June 23, 2015

Many Christians underestimate what Christ won on the cross. -Mark Powell- A few years ago now my brother-in- law pulled me aside and asked me privately about a question he had been struggling with for quite some time. He said, “I know that Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins and Read More...