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A Rugby Player’s Bold Witness

April 23, 2018 - 5:11 am in Daily Life

I know little about sport and even less about rugby, but a rugby player named Israel Folau has featured prominently in the Australian secular press throughout the past week or two for saying something ‘politically incorrect’. It appears that someone on…

The Good Fight!

April 16, 2018 - 12:20 pm in Daily Life

Whoever follows the news a little, knows that the war in Syria is developing into a tangle of warring factions. Syrians, Russians, Iranians, Turks, Kurds,…

#Metoo?

March 19, 2018 - 9:26 am in Daily Life

Sexual abuse of any kind is abhorrent. God hates it and Christians ought to hate it just as much. It is a sin in so many ways and at so many levels—and…

May I Have This Dance?

February 21, 2018 - 9:45 am in Daily Life

In no time, the tables and chairs are cleared away. The lights are suddenly turned down. Red, blue and green strobe lights appear and start flashing across the room just as the music starts. A romantic song is cranked louder than most can talk. One couple…

The battle is the Lord’s

February 14, 2018 - 12:26 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

There is a tendency for church members to think that if only we had more numbers we could really achieve something for God’s kingdom. This sentiment is so strong that members will engage in political and social activities with Christians from various churches…

Raising Children and the Antithesis

February 8, 2018 - 10:09 am in Daily Life

Present wisdom often directs parents to show a love (as they see it) that leaves children to their own opinions and determinations (though some would insist that it be in a Christian environment). But the Bible teaches us to 'indoctrinate' our children with…

Christ rules as King

December 28, 2017 - 9:09 pm in Daily Life

As we move into the year of our Lord 2018 and experience the decline of what were once Christian countries (in Western civilisation) we draw courage from the knowledge that God rules all of world history through His eternal Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. What…

What do we go by?

November 25, 2017 - 11:42 am in Daily Life, Meditations

Ted Richards loves parrots.  Ted is a lonely man who knows almost nobody. He does not know whether his parents are still alive. For years he's had no contact with them. He only has contact with two other people.  At some point in his life he decides that…

God’s agenda and the lawless one

September 29, 2017 - 12:45 pm in Daily Life, Meditations

It’s no secret that the western world, with its roots in Christianity, is becoming increasingly secular. The recent moves to accept homosexuality and hence same sex marriage (SSM) as a legitimate alternative lifestyle shows the further move away from God’s…

Screen Entertainment?

September 25, 2017 - 2:15 pm in Daily Life

Here in Australia the school holidays have arrived again. How will reformed parents keep their children occupied? Will they keep them busy with good healthy past-times such as playing outside, engaging in crafts (colouring-in, drawing, making things), reading…