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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…

Jewellery Jesus or genuine Jesus

Jewellery Jesus or Genuine Jesus  by Glenn Hohnberg It was a Buddha’s head that started the thought. The head was in Bunnings ready to receive your newly purchased soil and spring bulbs. A profound religious thinker who changed the path of history can now exist in every second tranquil Aussie garden. Utterly domesticated. Jesus is a lot like that. A glittering model of…

7 Deadly Sins – An Introduction

7 Deadly Sins – An Introduction Over the next seven weeks we will be looking at the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’: Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Anger, Pride and Slothfulness, exploring their relevance in today’s society and for our lives.  For most of us though, the concept of the Seven Deadly Sins seems old and out-dated, something to be caricatured and laughed at or…

GAFCON 2018: A Turning Point in the History of Anglicanism – Part 3

GAFCON 2018: A Turning Point in the History of Anglicanism – Part 3 By Ed Loane  GAFCON Watershed GAFCON 2018 marks a significant turning point in the history of Anglicanism. The conference was not only the largest international gathering of Anglicans in the last 50 years, it represented the majority of the Anglican Communion. In the final statement the movement reiterates its…