Esther is a pretty difficult book to preach. It’s set in an obscure time in history; it doesn’t mention God; it’s largely narrative with little theological reflection; and the story takes a while to get going. And on top of that, its first chapter records some pretty negative treatment of […]
In our final chapel service for the year at Ridley, we sang a new hymn penned for the Ridley centenary by Peter Waterhouse. It was a poignant climax to a moving service, in which Peter Adam made an exultant call to praise from Psalm 145, and some of the 2010 […]
Coinciding with our thinking on Scripture, we’re doing the theology course ‘Knowledge of God’ at Ridley this semester. Peter Adam has spoken about the work of the Spirit in the word in two ways: inspiration and illumination.
In chapel today, Peter Adam preached against Freemasonry. He does not see it as a club or a community group or a situation you just sort of drift into. It’s a belief system (though some may not call it that) with deliberate vows and curses. He preached that they have […]
In some cases, it is impossible to know the nation to whom God first gave some land, and they may not exist at the present time. That is not the case in Australia. We know those to whom God gave the land, and we know when it was stolen from […]
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 […]