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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What is home?

On Sunday our South Bank campus will start the process of settling into our third home in four years; we’re taking residence in the afternoons (4pm) in the home of another church in West End – LifePlace. Since moving out of home as a 19 year old (15 years ago),

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