Monthly Archives: September 2019


29
Sep 2019

I was quite challenged the other day when someone said to me, “Are we any different to our neighbours?” And I’ve been thinking on that ever since. It’s made me think as to whether or not my neighbours see in me and in my wife, Sue, people who are different to them? And if they do, in what ways are we different? Or perhaps we are not visibly different to them, and is that a serious problem? Like – and this is a generalisation – I am guessing we all live in......

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22
Sep 2019

Have you ever noticed the times in his letters when Paul mentions the Father and Son but not the Spirit? For example, in 1 Corinthians 8:6 he says, “… there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.” Does this mean that Paul thought that the Spirit isn’t fully divine, unequal to the Father and Son? No, it doesn’t. There are many places where Paul says or implies that the......

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15
Sep 2019

Here are excerpts from an article I read a few years ago. In light of this week’s passage on marriage, I thought it is a helpful reminder. It has to do with the Ashley Madison leak and it shows us that God’s word is so counter-cultural to our society, and it is only getting more so: As the Ashley Madison leak continues playing out in the media, we’re reminded so clearly about the lies of sin. The Ashley Madison Company, a cheating site that is very successful (sadly), has the following motto:......

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08
Sep 2019

Sue and I are back! Yippee. Basically, we’ve been on annual leave for four weeks, and spent three weeks camping and one week glamping in our trip to Broome and back (9,000km). We have done this a few times before, so at one level it was not that different to what we’ve done in the past, but something certainly stood out for us and I’d like to share it with you. And what is it? It is the changing face of Australia. Well, I reckon it is changing. I think the first......

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