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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, […]

New AUS church planting network (2)

Issue 1    This one came up during the gathering.  Many young Aussie ministers seem mad keen on church planting, yet they are really just in love with the idea of church planting.  They aren’t ready to make the courageous, all-out sacrifices required to actually plant and grow churches.  An […]

New AUS church planting network (1)

This is the latest instalment in the development of a new Australian church planting network.  Five guys from around the country have been working on it.  Earlier this year, they visited the Acts 29 Boot Camp in Seattle to talk with Mark Driscoll and observe the Acts 29 assessment process, […]

The ‘irrelevant’ God meets Australia

Part of my experience of studying English at uni involved coming to understand and appreciate a post-modern approach to literature. In essence, the post-modern upholds that the reader, not the author, determines the meaning of a text. Thus, authorial intent does not trump ‘what I got out of it’. The […]