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Why Is The Western World So Badly Polarised? – Part 1

By Akos Balogh (taken from gospel coalition website) The western world is increasingly polarised. And Australia is no exception. Who can forget the division last year over same-sex marriage? Or the recent outrage over religious freedom (an issue which has now gridlocked the Federal Parliament)? And yet, people on both sides of these debates passionately believe in the ideas of ‘equality’, ‘human-rights’, and ‘freedom’. But shouldn’t believing in these bedrock…

William Tyndale and Scripture Alone

In our summer sermon series we are going to look at 5 truths that matter. When people take their eyes off God’s word and begin to establish ‘manmade religion’ the truths of God’s word are quickly lost.  Today we are looking at the truth, “Scripture alone”.  As we do this we are also going to have the opportunity to find out about…

Thomas Cranmer and Christ Alone

In our summer sermon series we are going to look at 5 truths that matter. When people take their eyes off God’s word and begin to establish ‘manmade religion’ the truths of God’s word are quickly lost.  Today we are looking at the truth, “Christ alone”.  As we do this we are also going to have the opportunity to find out about…

Martin Luther and Faith alone (1483—1546)

In our summer sermon series we are going to look at 5 truths that matter. When people take their eyes off God’s word and begin to establish ‘manmade religion’ the truths of God’s word are quickly lost.  Today we begin by looking at the truth, “Grace alone”.  As we do this we are also going to have the opportunity to find out…

John Calvin and Grace Alone

In our summer sermon series we are going to look at 5 truths that matter. When people take their eyes off God’s word and begin to establish ‘manmade religion’ the truths of God’s word are quickly lost.  Today we begin by looking at the truth, “Grace alone”.  As we do this we are also going to have the opportunity to find out…

Freedom and The Politics of Outrage – Part 2

Religious Freedom and The Politics of Outrage – Part 2 By Akos Balogh (taken from Gospel coalition website) (Part 1 of this article appeared in our newsletter on 23rd Dec and can be accessed off our website) 5)  No doubt the SMH reporting has impacted relationships between members of the Christian and gay communities. Sadly there’s always been tension and mistrust. But…

Religious Freedom and the Politics of Outrage – Part 1

Religious Freedom and The Politics of Outrage – Part 1 By Akos Balogh (taken from Gospel coalition website) (According to Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times Journalist Nicholas Kristof,  the best way for the Mainstream Media to build audiences in this competitive digital age is by ‘reinforcing stereotypes and minimising nuance‘. [1] Well, we saw both these behaviours in the SMH and ABC…

The silent Epidemic that’s “Killing us” (part 3)

The Silent Epidemic That’s “Killing Us” (Part 3) by Akos Balough (Gospel Coalition) Part 1 & 2 can be found on our church web site or the Gospel Coalition Aust web site 9) Churches Are a Potent Force Against Loneliness Churches are islands of community in a (rising) sea of loneliness. When living faithfully to God’s word, churches are places where people…

The Silent Epidemic that’s “Killing Us” (part 2)

The Silent Epidemic That’s “Killing Us” (Part 2) by Akos Balough (Gospel Coalition) In part 1 Akos raises the huge problem loneliness is for our western culture and then looks at 4 thoughts on why it is happening and why… 5) The Underlying Cultural Shift: Individualism. Although technologies like social media do shape us (for good or ill), loneliness was already a…

The silent epidemic that is killing us – Part 1

The Silent Epidemic That’s “Killing Us” by Akos Balough (Gospel Coalition) A silent epidemic is sweeping across western societies. It’s affecting young and old, rich and poor, educated and uneducated. You wouldn’t know it’s happening, because much of it takes place behind closed doors. But increasing numbers of people are touched by it. What is this silent epidemic? Loneliness.   According to…