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Women, Men and Ministry by Peter Corney

Women, Men and Ministry by Peter Corney The following takes a ‘meta theological’ or overall Biblical narrative approach in trying to answer the question – ‘What are the big Biblical ideas that help us to find our way in these … Continue reading

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Gospel Implications for Today’s Church

Mark Thompson, in his article, “When to Make a Stand” in the Autumn 2016 Edition of Essentials (Part 2 in the Winter edition) provides an excellent balance to the paper by Brian Rosner, “When Christians Differ” (Essentials Spring 2015). The … Continue reading

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Sexual freedom and the rise and fall of nations.

‘Any human society is free to choose either to display great energy or to enjoy sexual freedom; the evidence is that it cannot do both for more than one generation.’ Dr. J.D. Unwin (1895-1936) was a British ethnologist and social … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on the radical nature of Repenting—a MUST do.

What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could ‘be like gods’—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves. They could be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality: How Then Shall We Be Heard?

HOW THEN SHALL WE BE HEARD? A response from Rev. Lynda Johnson, Queensland I can’t stay quiet any more. Marriage has absolutely nothing to do with slavery! Marriage is an institution, which stabilises and sustains society. Yes, it is about … Continue reading

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Challenges Facing the Anglican Church in Australia

Bishop Peter Brain spoke at a meeting of EFAC WA in Perth on 12 March 2012. His talk entitled, Challenges facing the Anglican Church in Australia, is available here. It includes a question time which covers some discussion of the … Continue reading

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Have you got any shroves?

Do you know where to get some shroves? It seems they are quite hard to obtain nowadays. Even our customer caring supermarkets don’t have them on sale. Chocolate E**ster eggs, Hot cross (shouldn’t that be crossed?) buns, chocolate festive rabbits … Continue reading

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A Christmas Reflection

And so another year fades to an end but then that fading light is overwhelmed by radiance of memory once again an uncommon birth in a common stable the divine indwells the profane light enters the darkness a light that … Continue reading

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Christians and Indigenous Politics

More ignorance from a beginner. My reading of the books I have commented on in recent posts is that a significant change in the debate has taken place in the last decade. It is significant that much of the change … Continue reading

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The Politics of Suffering

The Politics of Suffering I have been catching up on my reading about Indigenous issues (starting again might be a better way to put it). I thought I should share some of it in the hope that those who know … Continue reading

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