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 […]
Church denominations are muddly — and muddy, and kind of of icky. Like sheep, maybe — sheep in the rain in Melbourne. And I come from the City of Churches, the place where all denominations were first allowed to roam free in Australia. Baa.
It’s about a year since the so-called Lakeland Revival or Florida Outpouring began. It was purportedly the “third wave” after the 1994 movement known as the Toronto Blessing. Lakeland was an internet phenomenon, and had thousands of Christians entranced, confused or opposed to it.
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 […]
Not long ago, on our departure from Adelaide, I referred you to a list of things that we will try to avoid while studying. I’ve just come across some further advice for budding theology students which we shall adhere to closely… :)
If you call yourself a Christian, stop for a moment and consider something. How important do you believe your faith is? I’m guessing it’s a pretty big deal. It’s your response to God, right? You probably cherish it, that responsibility or choice of yours. Of course that brings tensions: what […]
A common refrain that I hear from friends and family is, “I’m a Christian. I don’t read the Bible / go to church / pray OR I get drunk / swear / sleep around. But I believe.” And they’re right, aren’t they? The important thing is belief, right? Like Paul […]