You and Your Father

Tomorrow is Father's Day in Australia. Unfortunately, when it comes to dads, the news is not all good. Steve Biddulph, in his best-selling book Manhood, estimates that:

    * 30% of men don’t speak to their father.

    * 30% have a prickly or hostile and difficult relationship.… Read the rest

Lessons from the World’s Greatest Dad (Pt.2)

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3. Instruct Clearly

Father God does not leave us to figure out life by ourselves. He gives us clear instructions about every area of life and explains why his way is full of wisdom (Gen.2:15-17. Deut 30:11-20). God's words are contained in the Scriptures and they present his will and best wishes for our life.… Read the rest

Lessons from the World’s Greatest Dad (Pt.1)

DadsIt's that time of year when we honour all the dads – Father's Day. Let's talk about fathering and who better to learn from that the greatest father of all time. No, not me – Father God.

The God of the Bible has revealed himself as one God existing in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.… Read the rest

Federal Election Reflections

VoteOn Saturday, September 7th, Australia goes to the polls to vote and to choose their Prime Minister and who will govern them for this next season. As with any election, this is an important time in the life of our nation.… Read the rest

The Anatomy of a Father (by J John)


DadWith the celebration of Father's Day this coming Sunday, I thought this post by J John on "The Anatomy of Fathering" was appropriate … 

In the New Testament God is described as a father, and human fathers are to be imitators of God the Father.… Read the rest

Word of Life Europe Conference 2013

WolI was privileged to participate in the recent Word of Life Europe Conference in Upssala, Sweden. This event is hosted by Ulf Ekman, the founder of Word of Life, a thriving network of churches based in Europe. The conference draws thousands of people from all over Europe, include over 300 Russians.… Read the rest

Lessons from Noah

DinoHere's a  spin off from Fulgham's All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - a short list of What I Learned From Noah's Ark:

 1. Don't miss the boat!

2. Plan ahead! It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.… Read the rest

ORIGINS – Never Again (Noah and the Ark)

NoahThe story of Noah's ark is one of the best known stories in the Bible. Any Sunday School attending child would have heard this story – complete with flannel graph presentation and colouring page. It's a great story: a bunch of animals on a boat with a rainbow in the sky and a lesson about God's faithfulness.… Read the rest

Some thoughts on the current Asylum Seeker Issue (by Tim Costello)


AssAustralia's humanity is the casualty of repugnant asylum politics

Article written by: Tim Costello chief executive of World Vision Australia.

The Australian philosopher Peter Singer asks students to consider whether a person wearing new shoes and a suit has a responsibility to wade into a nearby pond, thus ruining their clothes, if they see a child in that pond having difficulty swimming.… Read the rest

Social Media Explained

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 Social-media is slowly creeping into all areas of the web. Even websites and services that have no social features usually place a Facebook or Google+ like button somewhere to help spread the word of their existence. Even so, it’s quite difficult to explain to someone new to the Internet, or social aspects of the web, exactly what this social media revolution is.… Read the rest

Quotes about the Bible


B7Victor Hugo - 
"England has two books;  The Bible and Shakespeare.  England made Shakespeare, but the Bible made England".

"I have found in the Bible words for my inmost thought;  songs for my joy,  utterance for my hidden griefs and pleadings for my shame and feebleness"

George Mueller - "The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts."

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The Bible – Michael Horton


B2“To preach the Bible as 'the handbook for life,' or as the answer to every question, rather than as the revelation of Christ, is to turn the Bible into an entirely different book. This is how the Pharisees approached Scripture, as we can see clearly from the questions they asked Jesus.
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The Bible


Bible"The Bible is a harp with a thousand strings. Play on one to the exclusion of its relationship to the others, and you will develop discord. Play on all of them, keeping them in their places in the divine scale, and you will hear heavenly music all the time."

William P.Read the rest