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October 31, 2018

Have you ever been in a place where you were earnestly praying out of sheer desperation? One memory of this level of intensity is some years ago joining with family in praying earnestly for a person following an unexpected heart attack.. I remember praying earnestly wi...

October 30, 2018

Australia is a highly individualistic culture. We seek to solve our own problems, manage our own finances, and even focus on our own ways of interacting with God in our individual quiet times. We often put significant amounts of pressure on ourselves to achieve goals o...

October 29, 2018

One of the privileges we have in Christian community is sharing our stories. As a staff team we have a practice of sharing ‘Kingdom Breakthroughs’, small moments where we have seen God at work in our lives and the lives of those around us. Every time we do this as a te...

October 28, 2018

Tribalism within Christianity is a growing trend. We identify ourselves by those who hold similar views to us; whether it be Catholics or Anglicans, Evangelicals or liberals. We continue to divide ourselves based on our theology or the way we express and practice our b...

October 27, 2018

People, especially young ones, are looking at alternate experiences of the supernatural.  Eastern religions, New age understandings, and within the Christian Church, there has been a real movement into Pentecostal and Charismatic churches, because there is observable s...

October 26, 2018

Many years ago I watched a great movie called ‘Leap of Faith’. Jonas is a fraudulent faith healer, who uses all the tricks in the book to con the people attending his shows. But, in one town, there is a boy and his sister, and they believe, and in the midst of all the...

October 25, 2018

I started yesterday’s reflection with ‘Can people change?’  Some would say that a leopard can't change its spots. People are what they are.  Once they're adults, they can't change.   It has to do with their genes, and their environment, and their culture, and their upb...

October 23, 2018

Can people change?  A leopard can't change its spots, you know!  People are what they are.  Once they're adults, they can't change.   It has to do with their genes, and their environment, and their culture, and their upbringing.  Is there more to people than instinct,...

October 23, 2018

When I was a lecturer at Ridley, I used to listen to the stories of faith that students shared regarding how they came to be studying Theology at Ridley, and putting themselves forward as Christian ministers.  One such story struck me.  She told of a dysfunctional fami...

October 21, 2018

Racism is a word used to describe bigotry against people, on the basis of their race, colour, or national identity.  We've had Pom Jokes, and Irish Jokes, and Arab Jokes.  We've probably heard every race in existence as the butt of humour, at some time or other.  When...

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