This is adapted from a talk I gave recently.
Many of us have been around our local church for a long time. Some of the people we see at church have grown up with us since childhood. Others may have joined while we were at school, where w...
The following is adapted from a talk I gave last year. If you want to know more, see Paul Tripp's excellent book, Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands.
Look around the people at your church. What kind of people do you see?
Pretty nice p...
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This is the second in a series of posts on a model for administering independent churches.
My previous post described the problem that independent churches face in their governance structures. Briefly, we want financial management, etc., to be the re...
This is the first in a series of posts on a model for administering independent churches.
Before we go on describing what the model is like, I will need to explain what I mean by an independent church, and why a different model may be useful.
It's been a long time since I've posted here. That's because I had, until now, nothing much useful to say. (Plus the fact I was writing reports and Board papers at work all the time, which diminished my enthusiasm for writing.)
Anyway, I've been mull...
About half an hour ago I had a fascinating and pleasant conversation with two Mormons, who were apparently visiting someone from their church. I think we had about a 10 minute conversation about our beliefs. A few dot points from things that struck m...
Earlier this week Joe Hockey made a speech to the Sydney Institute titled In Defence of God. In the speech he called for, at the risk of oversimplification, a more liberal theology of God.
Today's letters page in the Sydney Morning Herald has a secti...
At the SCCCA training workshop a few Wednesdays ago, Tom Tokura led a really useful workshop on evangelism.
He has kindly shared a copy of the presentation. Hopefully you will find it as useful as I have.