Monthly Archives: March 2018


Who Has Hope?

Who Has Hope?

As more and more young families struggle to afford houses and young Australians find permanent jobs are rare, hope about the future is becoming a thing of the past. When Jesus said the “Kingdom of God” has come near when he was on earth we struggle to believe that things will get any better in the here and now. Jesus was describing the fact that as people encountered Him, they encountered a glimpse of heaven. Jesus healed the sick, drove away evil and gave hope. Today as people encounter Jesus in us,......

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Who Are We Protecting?

Who Are We Protecting?

There is a growing number of people who, in the name of tolerance, want to advocate for all religions being equal or even the same. Often they claim to be protectors of the minority religions. However, they don’t understand the groups they are protecting. Almost all religions believe they are different. They have different conceptions of God or their  gods or no god at all.  No religious advocate thinks that it doesn’t matter which religion you choose . They think they are right! So in being “tolerant” to all, they are in......

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Getting By Is  Not Life To The Full

Our lives are characteristically busy. When greeting friends, “How are you?”, it beckons a description of how busy we are. Busy lives that inevitably contain a large degree of routines and appointments can leave little space for reflection and asking the big questions about meaning and purpose. We just do it. In a life where we just follow our calendars and fill in spare moments using our phones there is little room for Jesus. For many Australians, Jesus is irrelevant because there is no room for Him in their routines. Jesus does......

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