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The blog convo

I’m starting a blog conversation with Andrew, a fellow Adelaidean.  We’ve each got some similar things on our radars.  I’m preparing for parachurch ministry, so I need to figure out what ‘church’ is in order to ‘para’ it.  Meanwhile, Andrew runs a house church called Serpents and Doves. We’ll pick […]

Wicked Wonderings

Saw Wicked tonight night with Jess, Anna and Arthur. LOVED it! Very moving, had a few teary moments! Here are some very brief thoughts about one of the main themes: acceptance. *SPOILER ALERT* There are a number of touching songs. One of them is Elphaba’s solo “I’m not that girl” […]

Coming Up: A Feminine Manifesto

Arthur commented recently on the necessary attention that some Christians have started paying to masculinity but questions continue to remain about femininity. The more I speak to women, the more I hear a cry for satisfying teaching on this issue. Rather than just critique others, I thought I’d have a […]

Food for the future (RRoundup)

Today we finished our early church history subject (30-451AD).  Here are  some of the big ideas from the course.  It’s taught by Rhys Bezzant, who’s also starting up the Jonathan Edwards Centre Australia. All aboard for Post-Christendom The world has changed already.  The Western church can no longer count on […]

Culture Watch

Keeping abreast of what’s going on in secular culture is key to engaging with unbelievers. Not only does it give you something in common, it can also give insight into what the felt needs are and how the gospel speaks into that. This is why I’ve previously blogged about Twilight, […]