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Engage Conference

I got back from Engage Conference a few days ago, but as I'm about to have a shockingly busy November, it's unlikely that I will be able to post much.

If you happen to have the right permissions from me on Facebook, you can see assorted photos in the...

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Anglican vs Independent

A series of, well, "wacky" skits about the difference between Anglican candidates and independent candidates at Moore Theological College. You may find a striking resemblence between these and a recent advertising campaign for a computer co...

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Theology and atheism in practice

In John Anderson's valedictory speech to Parliament this week on the relationship between what people believe and what they will end up doing in the world. It sort of ties up with what I have noted earlier, though from a slightly different perspectiv...

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Research topic: Evangelisation of indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand

I am a perpetually curious person. I want to know things, but sometimes I simply do not have the time to find out. And thus Research topics was begotten.

The central question in this research topic is: Why did the missionary work among the indigenous...

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Book Review: Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton: A Handbook for Ministry Apprenticeship

Title Passing the Baton: A Handbook for Ministry Apprenticeship
Author Colin Marshall
Pages 120
Publisher Matthias Media
Year 2006
ISBN 978 1 921068 79 9
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There are times when you are so f...

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Can we teach biblical theology in children's Sunday School?

Andrew Hong argued in his recent blog entry that we could and should teach proper biblical theology to children. Although teaching biblical theology involves teaching abstract concepts, he argued that the Scriptures already provides concrete illustra...

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What men needs

At the City Bible Forum the other day, Ian Powell made a very interesting observation while introducing his talk on 1 Kings 16:29-17:24. He noted that men need to know three things in order to function properly.

  1. Who is in charge
  2. What are the rules
  3. W...

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Book Review: How Long, O Lord? (2nd edition)

How Long, O Lord?  Reflections on Suffering and Evil

Title How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil (2nd edition)
Author D. A. Carson
Pages 240
Publisher Baker Academic
Year 2006
ISBN 978 0 8010 3125 0
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This is a book about the concept of suffering...

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Very cute, and very yummy.

Lindt chocolate bunny

But life is much more important than bunnies alone.

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Pronunciation of Jephthah

I don't ask this very often, but I am stumped. Does anyone know the generally accepted English pronunciation of Jephthah, one of the judges of Israel?

I am currently thinking jef-tah, but I can't be sure?

Bible scholars? Speech pathologists?

Please h...

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