This post’s part of a discussion with all the brothers and sisters on Adelaide Christian Scene (Facebook). Feel free to comment, whether or not that includes you!
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.
On the Sola Panel, Tony Payne of The Briefing considers ‘generous orthodoxy’ and writes,
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 […]
I’m a little uneasy in posting this one. I could appear pious. Or I could appear weak and fallible, which would make me seem even more pious. I just hope, if you read on, that you’ll find some encouragement. If a ‘prayer life’ sounds big or fancy to you, I […]
America has long been seen as the premier Christian nation (if such a thing is possible). Since its foundation, there has been an amazing amount of Christian language and influence embroidered in American public life. And the thing that evangelicals from the rest of the world have found exciting, like […]
I’ve recently waded well out into the wiki waters and completed an overhaul of the Ridley page on Wikipedia.