Dealing with Bitterness and Resentment

Our  Puritan  forebears  used  to  refer  at  times  to  ‘darling  sins’  or  ‘besetting  sins’,  meaning  there  are  sins  that  can  keep  coming  back  at  us  and  show  us  how  fallen  …

God’s Essential Attribute and our Greatest Need

For  some  time  there  has  been  an  error  which  has  been  nurtured  in  evangelical  circles  which  sounds  thoroughly  evangelical  yet  actually  undermines  the  whole  message  of  the  evangelical,  that  is  …

Hearing A Sermon

As  Christ  speaks  to  the  seven  churches  of  Asia  in  Revelation  2-3,  there  is  a  refrain:  ‘He  who  has  an  ear,  let  him  hear  what  the  Spirit  says  to  the  …

What if Jesus is Good?

It  used  to  be  taken  for  granted  that,  by  and  large,  many  people  who  did  not  give  much  thought  to  the  matter  would  almost  instinctively  agree  with  Peter’s  words  that  …

The Moral Malaise in Public Life

In 1916 and 1917, during World War I, Australia went through two divisive referenda dealing with the issue of whether men could be conscripted for overseas service. In 2017 we …

Thoughts on Euthanasia

Spring is in the air, and once again the thoughts of progressives turn to euthanasia and/or assisted suicide. At the time of writing, the NSW Parliament is expected to deal …

Confidence – The Right Kind

The fuel that drives so much of modern society seems to be a form of bravado, expressed in terms of confidence. Confidence is one of those many terms which can …