Is anyone radically good? We live in an age in which it isn’t good to tell people that they’re not good. Instead, the focus of our culture is affirming the innate goodness of us all.
Knowledge or Wisdom? One is Better Than the Other
By: Brian Harris I chair the academic board of an Australian University College and at a recent board meeting we were discussing “the democratisation of knowledge”, which is a lovely little expression noting that information is now readily available to almost anyone. It’s simply true. I have been lecturing in class and said something like [...]
This week’s memory verse is Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Creating Intergenerational Friendships
One of the greatest challenges older people face is coping with loneliness. Who would be glad to receive a visit from you today?
Why Even Secularists Might Not Like A Post-Christian West
Christian views on gender, marriage and sexuality are increasingly seen as extreme. As a result, Christianity itself is increasingly marginalized.
A Dynamic Force
Do you think our world is bad today? Do you think we’re in trouble? Do you think we’re facing turmoil? Some might say we’re a walk in the park compared to first century Rome! The family was breaking down, the social structure was disintegrating and basic moral values were drifting by the wayside.
10 Surprising Things Australians Think of Church, Jesus, and Christians
The recent Australian census confirmed the long-term trend of those who identify as Christian, and research has found that 1 in 5 Australians attends churches at least monthly.
How to Be a Better Friend
Christian friendships and relationships have a lot of different dimensions. They can be anything from a close marriage and romance to best friends for life, or even just good friends or coworkers with whom you get along well.
Society is Suffering A Case of Mistaken Identity
Our Western nations have become fixated on the question of identity. And it’s not because they have had no identity markers in the past, they certainly did. But the modern progressive mindset is looking to something other than those past markers to forge a new identity going into the future.
Are You Really Ok?
Did you know that as many as one in five Australians are affected by mental illness every year? This is a problem that we cannot afford to ignore. The impacts are being felt across our communities, both on the health system and the justice system.
I Don’t Feel God – Ps Jeff Vines
Have you ever prayed to God but didn’t feel Him answer? What do you do when this happens? All of us have times like this. But there are keys to understanding God and having a good relationship with Him. Investments we can make that will pay huge dividends.
Gen Z and Cancel Culture
In a society of increasingly diverse worldviews and beliefs, Australians are recognising diversity by listening to others, particularly when they have differing worldviews from their own.
The Lost Art of the Christian Wedding
Did you know that 4 out of 5 weddings today are performed by civil celebrants? In most Western nations, marriages have been traditionally performed in a church by a Christian minister or a priest. But preferences are changing. Our population has become more diverse, and one of the biggest changes is the number of people having secular weddings.
Are You Ready to Explode?
Why is it that sometimes peacemaking feels like climbing Everest, and other times it almost flows without thought?
Call for Church-Based Money Mentors
Most of us have had personal experience dealing with financial hardship. Right now, there’s a lot of concern about the rising cost of living, and when so much is beyond our control, it can be a frightening prospect.
Managing Financial Conflict in Relationships
Many of us know that financial conflict is one of the most common causes of marriage breakdowns. Cost of living increases and rising interest rates are placing even more strain on relationships, with families struggling to keep up.
Truth, Lies and Financial Freedom – Pastor Jeff Vines
Many Christians divide their lives into categories. Some things they want Jesus to be a part of, but not others. When we compartmentalise our Christian lives, we instantly assume that everything we don’t devote to God is neutral.
Investing During Uncertain Times
Cost of living pressures along with interest rate rises are causing people to feel financial stress. However, there are some timeless investment strategies that can get us through tough times.
You Reap What You Sow
The decisions you make will impact your life. Make decisions that will reap benefits… because you will eventually reap what you sow.
Interpreting Scripture with Head and Heart – Dr David Starling
‘Far more important than what we bring to Scripture is what God does to us through Scripture,’ says author and academic Dr David Starling. In his new book, he makes the case that to read Scripture well, you need to engage both your head and your heart. Dr Starling doesn't believe that any method or [...]
The Importance of God’s Word in the Life of the Believer
People will sometimes say: ‘I tried Christianity but it didn’t work for me.’