Click here to visit the web site of the newly launched Centre for Public Christianity, a research and media organisation dedicated to promoting a public understanding of the Christian faith.It contains an extensive library on a range of subjects and also a blog. Worth checking out.
Click here to visit an interesting web site called The Story of Stuff. Click play, then sit back and watch a 20-minute engaging, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our world's production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls … Continue reading The Story of Stuff
This last weekend we began our annual World Impact week where we take time as a church community to focus on our calling and mission to impact nations. Have you taken time recently to think about how things are going in our global village? If we could shrink the earth’s population to a village of … Continue reading Global Issues
Craig Groeschel is the senior pastor of lifechurch.tv in the USA. I had the privilege of speaking at a conference with him in Chicago a few years ago. I love his heart and spirit. His church is setting an example in the free sharing of resources for the wider church. Craig's recent article entitled 'Cool is No Longer … Continue reading When Being Cool Hinders Ministry
Here is a scary article about the use of Biblical texts to justify a recent war. It clearly illustrates the thinking of extreme right-wing fundamentalism at its worst. It sure doesn't represent the heart of Christ or the message of God's kingdom. Click here to read.
Here are three more principles ... 4. Say “No” to Debt. Proverbs has much to say about avoiding debt. Debt puts a person in bondage and enslaves a person to their creditor (Prov.22:7). Advertising endeavours to make people unhappy with what they have now so that they buy something new or better. This often leads … Continue reading Money-Wise: Principles of Financial Management from Proverbs (Pt.2)
The book of Proverbs contains some excellent wisdom for managing your finances. Proverbs are not absolute rules for life but rather they are general principles that usually lead to a blessed and happy life. Here are six principles that I gleaned from my reading ... 1. Live a Righteous Life. Wisdom teaches … Continue reading Money-Wise: Principles of Financial Management from Proverbs (Pt.1)
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in California, was recently named by TIME magazine as one of the Top 100 influential people in the world today. Rick is the author of the best-selling book 'The Purpose Driven Life' and was also asked to pray at President Obama's recent inauguration. Below is a transcript of a … Continue reading An Interview with Rick Warren
The Commonwealth Government is examining the proposed introduction of a Federal “Charter Of Human Rights” and has appointed Fr. Frank Brennan as Chairperson along with Mary Kostakidis, Mick Palmer and Tammy Williams. They have been tasked with asking the following questions and reporting to the Government. Which human rights and responsibilities should be protected and … Continue reading Australian Federal Charter of Rights
Looking for a great gift for a book-loving friend? Looking for some short interesting books for your own reading? A while back I was given a few cool little books called 'Coffee with ...' (there are 14 books in the series so far). Each book is a fictional dramatic dialogue with a well-known person based on biographical facts. They … Continue reading Coffee with …
Okay, so I have to have 31 favourite Proverbs. What are yours? Here are my final eleven: Prov 19:2. Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes. Prov 19:3. People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord. Prov 20:4. Those too lazy to plow in the right … Continue reading Some More Favourite Proverbs
How are you enjoying the book of Proverbs? I have more favourite Proverbs ... Here are another ten: Prov 15:33. The fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor. Prov 16:3. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Prov 16:32. Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control … Continue reading More Favourite Proverbs
Our church family is reading through the book of Proverbs this month - a proverb a day. For some thoughts on Bible reading, click here and here. Click here for some links to some terrific resources for your Bible reading from our church's web site. Want to know more about Bible translations? Click here. Bible software? Click here. As … Continue reading My Favourite Proverbs
As a teenager growing up I read the book of Proverbs through about 20 times in a period of a few years. The way I did this was to read a Proverb a day according to the date of the month. I sure gained a lot of wisdom for life through my reading and reflection. … Continue reading Proverbs: Wisdom for Life