Minute from a Minister


28
Feb 2016

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get a little tired reading and responding to the various petitions sent my way, or writing to members of parliament about certain issues. I really don’t know how many times I’ve responded to emails concerning the current push for same-sex marriage or the current push behind the so-called Safe Schools material. I sometimes think to myself: when will it ever stop! Our nation, sadly, almost seems hell-bent on both wanting to silence God speaking to any area of our life, as well as wanting......

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21
Feb 2016

I heard an amazing story of a Japanese man Yasutaro Koide, born on March 13, 1903, who died two months short of his 113th birthday. So that means he was 112 years old! He only died last month.   You can read the article here: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/worlds-oldest-man-dies-and-reveals-the-secret-to-living-longer/news-story/2b45c884e216fbb8bd5ec61110d74b7b Yasutasro was interviewed just before he died. He was asked what the secret to living a long life was. His answer: not drinking or smoking and not overdoing it. What I found most interesting was the response of the radio hosts who were reporting this story.......

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14
Feb 2016

My father used to say that Science has disproved the Bible, and someone may have said to you that faith is the opposite of reason and is thus ‘blind’: that it’s a belief in something in spite of the evidence proving it’s false. However, many scientists themselves say this claim is not true … But what does the Bible itself say? It says that faith is both ‘eyes wide open’ and ‘blind’ … but in different senses. Firstly, the Bible never says that faith is contrary to reason or evidence. In fact......

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07
Feb 2016

PAM

In three weeks’ time on the 28th February at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our PAM (Parish Annual Meeting). And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, I thought it helpful to briefly explain what it’s all about – and especially as we usually have about 50 people come and go throughout each year, and so many of us are relatively newcomers. The PAM will basically cover three areas: ministry......

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