When I Survey – Voting for Jesus

As Australia prepares to fill out a survey about Same Sex Marriage, I recently conducted a simple survey of my own. I asked what my friends consider the “best song/hymn about Jesus’ death on the cross”. Polling highest was the great hymn by Isaac Watts, ‘When I survey the Wondrous

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Road rage, the public square, and plebiscites

You and I can become especially unreasonable people in two places: … Behind the wheel of a car and behind a computer keyboard. Road ragers on public roads. Keyboard warriors in the public square. There’s relative anonymity in both contexts. We forget other people are real. The damage done certainly

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Being Church Together

It began sounding like one of those dream church planting stories. The gospel was brought to a particular city for the first time and many people turned to Jesus. A church sprang up and began to grow quickly. It was made up of people from a few different cultural backgrounds

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LIFE Beyond Sin

The gospel is the good news of salvation in Jesus. We’re saved from our sins by the death of Jesus in our place. It’s wonderful news! Central to the gospel is the idea of GRACE – that we’re saved by God’s free gift to us in Jesus, not on our

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Is there a place for Jesus in the school yard?

You might have seen the story in The Australian this morning about a state government crackdown on religion in state schools. The Queensland Government has been reviewing the material that Religious Instruction teachers — including people from Creek Road — teach in our schools. The review (http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/school-operations/docs/report-access-ministries-materials.pdf) found that the

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Connecting Over Food

Everyone likes food. The thought of connecting with people from cultures other than our own can be a little daunting. Many of us would like to connect but when we start to think about it, we don’t know where to begin. Part of the problem is the vague feeling we

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13 Reasons Why NOT

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing

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Should children be part of the Lord’s Supper?

Should children be part of the Lord’s Supper? We believe that children are full members of God’s kingdom. We baptise children as we welcome them as full members of our church family. With that in mind we really shouldn’t be withholding this other sacrament from them. The Creek Road board

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