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Burning Down The House

The title comes from an 80s song by Talking Heads. The opening verse carries these lines. I’m an ordinary guy Burning down the house They might have been singing about us! Two things happened this week that caught my attention: The first was while I was on my way to work a couple of days […]

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Coffee Machine Crazy

Two weeks ago I became the proud owner of a coffee machine. Not a brand-new-state-of-the-art machine. But a dilapidated, old, industrial type that had been sitting in someone’s shed for about a year, a victim of an upgrade. I was assured that it was still working when it had been replaced. I took delivery of […]

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Would you like some Moore Wedding Cake?

I took a rare moment today to see what was happening in Facebook land. I’ve been off there for months, with no real idea about who has been doing what. But every so often I take a sneak peek, and this was one of those times.I scrolled through the various posts, when two items caught […]

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Why I’m Off Facebook

Did you miss me? Probably not, and that’s fine. I’m not so self deluded as to think that my absence would (or should) be noticed. The world does not revolve around me, and I’m actually quite happy with that. I’m off Facebook for a variety of reasons, here they are: The current SSM issue. My […]

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Patience! The missing ingredient of  Your Church Growth Strategy.

I’m half way through Alan Kreider’s book, ‘The Patient Ferment of The Early Church’. Its a different read for me. Kreider’s argument is that the early church did very little evangelism. Christians didn’t invite their unsaved neighbours to church. There was no such thing as the ‘seeker sensitive’ service, or a ‘purpose driven’ church.  Christianity […]

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The Age of (Christian) Entitlement Is Over

This one has been bubbling around inside my head for quite a few years now. It started about 10 or 11 years ago, but has been brought to the forefront of my thinking by reading Scott McKnight’s ‘The Kingdom Conspiracy’.  There’s a chapter in there that talks about the Roman Emperor Constantine, and the effect […]

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“…and the soul felt its worth”

“O Holy Night” is a carol that poetically describes the birth of Jesus, and at the same time manages to throw in some pithy theological statements that jolt us out of our of the turkey-stuffed, chocolate-filled haze that can swamp us at this time of year. This little statement was one that struck me this […]

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Just This!

Peter Dutton’s mindless attack on Malcolm Fraser’s immigration policies is yet another example of the kind of politicking and point scoring that has become standard fare for both sides of the political divide. Nothing can get done, everything is contested, and the business of government slowly grinds to a halt – gridlock in other words. […]

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Reclaiming Evangelicalism From the Abyss

I recon its fair to say that the term ‘Evangelical’ is pretty much on the nose these days – even amongst those who may have traditionally identified themselves as such in the past. Most of that of course has to do with the current state of politics in the U.S. and the co-opting of that […]

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The SSM Rant

This post is a bit of a rant, so be warned… I’m tired of this Same Sex Marriage nonsense. We need sensible, gracious, reasoned, mature debate on this issue. Yet when anyone (and I mean anyone) dares to even discuss the topic, they are drowned out in a torrent of abuse, intransigence, and name-calling. From […]

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