The Royal Baptism: it’s not about what Suits you

Meghan Markle’s decision to be baptised has made a splash in magazines all over the world. The glamourous (former) star of the hit TV show Suits, who is engaged to Prince Harry, made the decision as part of her entry into the royal family; her gran-to-be, Her Royal Highness, Queen

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Disciple vs Apostle

I grew up in a Christian home, my dad is an Anglican minister, I often feel like people think I know everything about the Bible. Well I don’t know it all and I enjoy learning new things when I read the Bible. About ten years ago I attended a Simply

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Two pieces of almost fool-proof parenting advice

I grew up being a ‘preacher’s kid’ — and I hated the glare of the semi-public eye; the idea that somehow our behaviour was being scrutinized and I hated the idea that anything I did or said was somehow reflecting on my parents and their strategies. My parents were (wisely)

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Barnaby Joyce, David Warner, and Barbie Dolls

Every week there seems to be some media outcry about the fall of a prominent person in our society – be it sports people, politicians, movie stars, musicians. The story comes out of some moral indiscretion, an unacceptable past deed, the consequence of a moment of bad judgement. The mass

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How the journey of Jesus helps us truly #PressForProgress

Picture a woman. She’s alone in the world; her troubles drive her into relationships that are toxic, with men who take advantage of her for profit. Through a combination of bad choices and toxic relationships she ends up working as a prostitute in her home town. She has no way

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God’s Opening Ceremony

Every four years the Winter Olympics shows up on our TVs. And for a couple of weeks Australians get interested in activities very distant from our daily lives. We learn to say ‘luge.’ We have opinions on ski-jump landings. Images of snowboarders, speed-skaters and skiers fill our screens. For all

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Jubilee and Jesus in Luke

Recently, we have probably heard the word ‘jubilee’ used in connection with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, a celebration for her sixtieth year as Queen. The use of ‘jubilee’ in this context has little, if anything to do with the biblical idea of Jubilee, except as a marker of a length

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A listening Heart

A failure to listen is at the heart of sin. Learning to listen again is the new heart Jesus gives us. Have you ever thought of the Christian life that way – as learning to listen again? In our recent ‘A Home in the Mess’ series at Creek Road, we

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