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Twilight: porn for girls

Twilight seems to be everywhere! I see it popping out of bags at uni, the ad for the movie was at the video shop, friends are talking about it, you can even buy Twilight T-shirts! So I thought I would read it and my friend Emily kindly lent me all […]

Coveting Homework

For those who wonder what we spend our days and weeks doing here at Ridley, here’s an example of a homework exercise I put together for Old Testament. We do one of these a week in OT and the aim of this one was to take one of the Ten […]

Book Review: Death By Love

I wonder if you, like me, have heard other Christians talk about how theology is ‘academic’. There’s an implication there that theology is not relevant to every day life. But reading Death By Love, a recent offering from Mark Driscoll along with Gerry Breshears, there can be no doubt that the […]

Reading a MAP

The Ministry Training Strategy takes a number of different names around Australia. Whether you call it MAP (Adelaide), MTS (Sydney), a traineeship (Canberra) or Equip (Melbourne); whether it’s part-time or full-time; self-funded or not; straight out of uni or after some work experience, it’s ‘on the job’ training for ministry.

Confrontational Sensitivity

I’ve heard it said that Adelaide people are ‘polite’ before. But let me put it out there – Melbourne people are forthright. I could say ‘rude’, but that’s a little too strong. Of course it’s only a generalisation, a trend I’ve noticed since being in Melbourne (just as Adelaideans’ reputation […]

Weakness

Our minister, Mark, runs a group on Monday nights for his interns and others interested in full time ministry. Last Monday, we spent some time looking at some leadership theory and in particular, the work of a secular writer, A. Mant. One part of the readings considered the key disqualifiers […]

Oprah says the S word

The lifestyle of a student is great – in between studying for Greek, my addiction to daytime TV has returned! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Oprah spent today discussing love and relationships with sex therapist Laura Berman. One of the interesting stats that Dr. Berman brought up is […]